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Gus Dur to meet Yudhoyono over split within PKB

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, June 30 2008   /  10:50 am

Former president Abdurrahman "Gus Dur" Wahid, who has staunchly criticized the current government, said Saturday he will hold a meeting with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Monday night. "I have been contacted by Jaya Suprana asking about this plan, and I told him that I will meet SBY on Monday night," Gus Dur said, referring to the president director of private herbal company PT Jamu Cap Jago, who is one of his close friends. Addressing a gathering of the National Awakening Party (PKB) at the Miftahul Ulum Islamic boarding school in Surabaya, East Java, Gus Dur said he would ask Yudhoyono at the meeting to fight corruption seriously. "Do you all like SBY?" Gus Dur asked the audience as reported by Antara. They then quickly replied "No". "Neither do I. But I want to meet him to tell him what I will accommoda...