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Jakarta Post

Kalla meets SBY before testifying

  • Aditya Suharmoko

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, January 14 2010   /  08:50 am

Long time no see: President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (right) meets with the new Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) chairman Jusuf Kalla, his former deputy. Kalla discussed the PMI’s plans for the next five years with Yudhoyono. Presidential Office/EditiawarmanFormer vice president Jusuf Kalla met President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Wednesday, a day before he is scheduled to testify before the House of Representatives’ special inquiry committee on the Bank Century bailout.Kalla had a dialogue with Yudhoyono at the State Palace, but denied they talked about Bank Century, as he was invited to the palace in his capacity as the newly-elected chairman of the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI).When reporters asked Kalla whether Yudhoyono requested he tone down his statements regarding the Bank Century bailout case, he replied: “The President is not like that.”Kalla said he would answer all he knew a...