President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia

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Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was born in Tremas, a village in Arjosari, Pacitan, East Java, on September 9, 1949, to a lower-middle class family and is the son of Raden Soekotjo and Siti Habibah.
Yudhoyono was inaugurated as President on 20 October 2004.
Although he had overwhelmingly won the Presidency, Yudhoyono was still weak in the People's Representative Council (DPR.
Although Yudhoyono had left Kalla to take charge of proceedings at Jakarta, he seemed to be bent on maintaining a watch on matters at home.
Yudhoyono was quick to clarify that in supervising UKP3R, he will be assisted by Kalla.
In May 2005, at PD's first National Congress, Yudhoyono was elected as Chairman of the Executive Board (Ketua Dewan Pembina.
From this position, Yudhoyono has the highest authority, superseding that of Chairman.
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was elected president of Indonesia on September 20, 2004.
A military commander and politician, Yudhoyono was born on September 9, 1949, in Pacitan, East Java.
Along with other Indonesian officers involved in the occupation of East Timor, Yudhoyono was accused of war crimes, but he was never charged with a particular act.
In the 1980s, Yudhoyono received a masters degree in business administration from Webster University in Missouri, and he is currently working on his PhD in agricultural economics.
In 2000, Yudhoyono was appointed Minister for Security and Political Affairs in Abdurrahman Wahid's cabinet.
The name Yudhoyono was not inherited either from his father or his mother.
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was born in Pacitan, East Java, on September 9, 1949, to a lower-middle class family and is the son of Raden Soekotjo and Siti Habibah.
Yudhoyono was also talented in music and sport, reflected when he and his friends established a volleyball club called "Klub Rajawali" and a band called "Gaya Teruna.
Yudhoyono had originally wanted to get into the ABRI Academy (Akabri) after graduating from high school in 1968, however, he missed out because he did not register in time.
After graduating, Yudhoyono joined Kostrad and became a platoon Commander in the 330 Airborne Battalion.
Yudhoyono had several tours of duty there since and, like many other Indonesian officers involved in the occupation of East Timor, was accused of committing war crimes.
However, Yudhoyono has never been charged with any specific act.
Whilst working at the Army Headquarters, Yudhoyono was sent to the United States again, this time to participate in the Infantry Officer Advanced Course at Fort Benning and in the On The Job Training with the 82nd Airborne Division.
Yudhoyono was Battalion Commander from 1986-1988 and was part of the Operational Staff in 1988.
In 1992, Yudhoyono was transferred to the Army Information Department and worked as a speech writer for General Edi Sudrajat, the Army Chief of Staff.
Edi did not last long as ABRI Commander and Yudhoyono was then transferred back to Kostrad where he became a Brigade Commander.
A year later, Yudhoyono was the Operations Assistant at KODAM Jaya before becoming a Military Resort Commander (KOREM) at KODAM IV/Diponegoro in Central Java.
Yudhoyono had one more stint overseas when he became Indonesia's Chief Military Observer of United Nation Peacekeeping Force in Bosnia in 1995-96.
In this position, Yudhoyono was responsible for the security of the southern provinces of Sumatra.
From his discussions, Yudhoyono accepted to the fact that Suharto should resign but like the ABRI officers who went to the meeting with him, was reluctant to withdraw their support of Suharto publicly much less ask for Suharto's resignation.
Yudhoyono was educated in the United States, where he received his Masters degree in Management from Webster University in 1991.
Yudhoyono was appointed Mines and Energy Minister in the government of President Abdurrahman Wahid in 1999.
Another task that Yudhoyono was given was as an intermediary between Wahid and the Suharto family.
Yudhoyono was sent by Wahid to convey this wish and to negotiate with them.
However, Yudhoyono was not successful in this venture.
Given Wahid's physical incapacity, Yudhoyono was seen as the dominant figure in the Wahid government.
Yudhoyono was appointed to his old position of Coordinating Minister of Politics and Security in Megawati's new Cabinet.
In September 2003, Yudhoyono's own PD began to make preparations in the case that Yudhoyono was willing to accept a Presidential nomination.
For his part, Yudhoyono was not responsive both to PPDK or PD's maneuverings to nominate him and continued his duties as Minister.
The turning point came on 1st March 2004, when Yudhoyono's secretary, Sudi Silalahi announced to the media that for the last 6 months, Yudhoyono had been excluded from policy decision-making in the field of Politics and Security.
Yudhoyono accepted the nomination and picked Golkar's Jusuf Kalla as his running mate.
Bambang Yudhoyono is often portrayed as an intellectual and a reformer.
Bambang Yudhoyono was appointed Mines Minister in the new Abdurrahman Wahid cabinet (October 1999), and then became Coordinating Minister for Politics and Security in the reshuffle of August 2000.
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was born in 1949 in East Java, the son of a retired lieutenant.
President Yudhoyono is also an accomplished scholar.
courses, both in Indonesia and overseas.
excellent service beyond the calls of duty.
President Yudhoyono is a devoted Moslem.
Yudhoyono is the first president to be elected directly by voters.
MARK COLVIN: The former general and security minister Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has been sworn in as Indonesia's sixth president at a ceremony at the parliamentary building in Jakarta.
Dr Yudhoyono is the country's first democratically elected president, but he inherits an economy in tatters, a bureaucracy rife with corruption and a country plagued by a continuing terrorism problem.
Mr Howard left for home immediately after the ceremony, without speaking to waiting reporters, but last night he said that Dr Yudhoyono was certainly an impressive man.
PETER CAVE: With 60 per cent of the vote and enormous goodwill at home and in the region, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is well-placed to tackle Indonesia's problems.
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono at Merdeka Palace here on Wednesday received the credentials of a number of new foreign ambassadors to Indonesia.
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was scheduled to receive Dutch Foreign Affairs Minister Maxim Verhagen at the Presidential Office here on Wednesday.
Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has called for thorough investigation into the shipwreck of Teratai Prima in Majene waters of South Sulawesi in order to prevent similar tragedies in the future.
INDONESIAN President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is cutting fuel prices for the third time in recent weeks to cushion the impact of the global crisis on the poor and control inflation as the country gears up for.
INDONESIAN President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has launched his third music album featuring 10 original songs.
Executive producer of Radio Australia's Indonesia service, Nuim Khaiyath explains why Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is expected to be a good choice for Indonesia.
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is also a keen student.
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono lives in a modest though spacious house in a village outside Jakarta, and it is said that he buys his clothes off the peg - because they are cheaper.
Mr Yudhoyono is probably best known internationally for his leading role in Indonesia's fight against terrorism in the wake of the Bali bombing in 2002.
Even though SBY was a senior member of a deeply unpopular government, he has come to be seen as a victim of that government rather than part of it," said Mr Ja.
Although ballot counting will continue for about another week and Megawati has yet to concede, Yudhoyono is widely expected to take the helm of the world's fourth-most-populous country and largest Muslim nation on Oct 20.
During the election run-up, Yudhoyono said most of the right things, promising to create jobs, raise growth, build much-needed infrastructure, woo foreign investors and support key sectors like the oil and gas industry.
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has just released his first album.
During his military career, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was known as "the thinking general" for his intellectual approach.
Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has ordered a tough investigation into a ferry disaster that left 230 passengers missing feared.
Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has called for thorough investigation into the shipwreck of Teratai Prima in Majene waters of South.
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has demanded firms reduce the price of goods and services following the government's decision to reduce fuel.
We believe President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is a liar, a fraud, a cheat, a coward and in all likelihood is as corrupt as every president before him to and including Suharto, with whom we believe Yudhoyono shares many traits except fearlessness.
Since Yudhoyono was elected, we have seen the introduction of media suppression legislation and the reintroduction into the “frontline” of Indonesian news suppression the misnamed “Ministry of Information” which has basically stopped Indonesians from getting / receiving foreign news.
This is not all, but we think it is enough to show that Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono had no intention of honoring his election promises and is therefore a liar.
We contend apart from any corruption President Yudhoyono is likely involved in, which is a serious form of theft, the new laws seen coming in under his administration constitute theft of the hopes, aspirations, cultural identity and even tourism business of the Balinese.
But we believe what really separates Suharto from Yudhoyono is cowardice.
Suharto was at least a strong man, Yudhoyono is hardly that.
We do not believe President Yudhoyono is himself an Islamic extremist who personally wants Sharia law, we believe he is simply a weak coward and is giving the increasingly vocal militant Muslims what they demand.
President Luong and President Yudhoyono expressed their satisfaction at the fine development of the two countries' relations in the 50 years since the two countries established consulates general in each other's capitals.
President Yudhoyono took this occasion to thank Viet Nam for its support for Indonesia's candidature for a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council in the 2007-08 term.
September 9, 1949, in Pacitan, East Java.
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Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono meets with Phoenix TC Chairman and chief executive, Liu Changle and actor Jackie Chan during the Phoenix Satellite Television goodwill visit to Indonesia in April.
Caption: Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono meets with Phoenix TC Chairman and chief executive, Liu Changle and actor Jackie Chan during the Phoenix Satellite Television goodwill visit.
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