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Yudhoyono miffed over plan for his ‘arrest’

  • Bagus BT Saragih

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, September 20 2012   /  09:47 am

Susilo Bambang Yuhoyono: (JP/Ricky Yudhistira)
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has responded angrily over a move by pro-Papua independence activists who have offered a bounty for his arrest when he visits the United Kingdom next month.

Presidential spokesperson Julian Aldrin Pasha said that Yudhoyono was angry over what the group referred to as his planned “citizen’s arrest and said that the publicity stunt could harm relations between Indonesia and the United Kingdom.

Julian said that the President, would not file a complaint with the UK government and that it would not affect the trip to London.

“We have spoken with the British Embassy in Jakarta about the issue, because, frankly, the campaign has hurt the relationship between Indonesia and the UK,” Julian said on Wednesday.

Yudhoyono is scheduled visit Britain from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2 to attend ...