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Yudhoyono's plan for Indonesia's resurrection
Indonesia is trying to bring back the glory days when it was prominent in Asia. It is doing so by playing a larger role as a negotiator throughout the region, acting as a mediator between the Koreas, and pushing for democracy in Myanmar. At the same time, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is trying to unify the Indonesians by promoting a nationalism that hinges on this role as a leader in Asia.
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User icon of londoh
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Indonesia never has been prominent in Asia, SBY better tries a national erection by giving Playboy the right to be sold here, keep the children quit for a while.



User icon of sidia
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Never heard about :
Asia Africa Conference , Asian Games , Ganefo , Asean ?

Bisa dicek mas .

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Asia Afrcia Conference was held in the sixties in Bandung Hotel Homan for insiders.
And soon the asian gay games.......

spacer line brings greater international attention to a country...

Mentioned as a drawback in the article, it's my opinion that this could be a major benefit for the future of Indonesia...

The Indonesian government can't afford screw-ups and/or absurd laws anymore if they take the "high profile course". Surely SBY and his ministers will recognize that they will lose face if they lecture other countries on topics that are crooked in Indonesia.

Besides, maybe they'll learn something about Indonesia's problems by solving problems abroad...

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I guess he means Indonesia being prominent in SE-Asia, but anyway the idea to put Indonesia firm within the international community is a good idea.

Considering the size and importance of Indonesia it's a roll they should play! Emoticon: Smile

Of course they'll have to behave like a country with a serious international agenda. The any-foreigner laws that flock Indonesia's legal system and the primitive behaviour like burning down embassies are things that will have to go, if they want to play this part in the world.

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