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Jakarta Post

House of Yudhoyono/Wibowo in the making

  • Rendi A. Witular

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, November 15 2010   /  10:01 am

Portrait of a family: President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono poses with his wife (front right), his youngest son Edhie Baskoro Yudhoyono (back left), and his older son Agus Harimurti accompanied by his wife Anissa Larazati, who is holding their daughter Almira. Courtesy of the Presidential OfficeIndonesia has seen several prominent yet sometimes notorious dynasties in its political history: the Soekarnos and the Soehartos to name a few. Are we now witnessing the birth of the Yudhoyono/Wibowo dynasty?With President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s family and his wife’s relatives now wedged into several top posts in the country’s political, economic and military institutions, it may be hard not to single out an avid hint that resources are being pooled to nurture power through bloodlines.Luminaries within the family include none other than the President’s eldest son, Capt. Agus Harimurti Yud...