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Jakarta Post

Yudhoyono vows to crack down on latest terrorist threats

  • Hans David Tampubolon and Adianto P. Simamora

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, March 18 2011   /  10:00 am

As more security threats were reported Thursday, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono called on
his enemies not to target civilians in their attacks and vowed a crackdown.

In his first direct statement following a spate of bomb threats in Jakarta, Yudhoyono added that he himself had also received threats.

Yudhoyono said he received messages accusing him of being incapable of maintaining security as proven by the discovery of bombs delivered to some noted figures in the capital.

“There are a variety of motives [for the threats]. To these groups, I just want to say that if you don’t
like me, don’t target civilians,” Yudhoyono said prior to a Cabinet meeting at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta on Thursday.

Yudhoyono also ordered the State Intelligence Agency (BIN), the National Police and the Indonesian Military (TNI) to uncover the terror plot.