Sign up | Log in



Home  >>   Daily News  >>   Indonesia  News  >>   Security  >>   Indonesia’s Yudhoyono asks for help with radicals
NEWS UPDATES Asean Affairs        29  April 2011

Indonesia’s Yudhoyono asks for help with radicals

Related Stories

April 28, 2011
Indonesian government criticized on radical group

April 22, 2011
Indo bomb targeted church

March 30, 2011
Indonesian police to Verify Umar Patek's Arrest

December 24, 2010
Indonesian money-laundering fight hindered

September 7, 2010
Control over firearms needed in Indonesia

July 30, 2010
Indo transactions subject to scrutiny

July 29, 2010
Indo government translates Koran

In an acknowledgment that religious-based violence posed a serious threat to the nation, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono called on Indonesians not to rely on the police but to help stamp out extremism’s spread from inside their communities.

“Our nation faces a continuous and serious threat in terrorism and in horizontal violence,” he said on Thursday while addressing a National Development Planning Meeting in Jakarta.

Horizontal violence, a term often used in reference to student bullying, refers to abuse or aggression by individuals on their peers around them.

Yudhoyono said a rising tide of threats and intolerance were a serious matter that generated a negative impact on everyone and threatened the public’s sense of safety.

“Let us not allow this to happen,” he said. “Everyone has a duty to prevent and overcome this. Let us conduct prevention efforts as early as possible. Terrorism and horizontal violence under various motives should not be just handed to the National Police.”

He urged all regional leaders, down to the smallest units, to actively participate in monitoring the situation and provide early warning of any suspicious activities in their communities.

During the meeting at the Bidakara Hotel, Yudhoyono said another problem facing the nation was the rise in radicalism based on religion and ideology.

“It is the radicalization that is wrong, not the religion,” he said, adding that what was worrying was the effort to radicalize elements of society and promote the use of violence.

His call for vigilance came after a number of incidents during the past six months, when small cells, many with no known links to Jemaah Islamiyah or other large jihadi organizations, have raided police stations and assassinated officers.

Mail bombs have been sent to liberal Muslim activists and an antiterrorism chief, and a suicide bomber targeted a mosque on April 15, a first in the country.

Yudhoyono called on religious leaders to live up to their positions and lead by returning religious teachings to a peaceful path.

Without change, he said, society faced a growing threat, and the nation’s character of tolerance, harmony and peace was at risk.

Reach Southeast Asia!
10- Nations, 560- Million Consumers
And $1 -Trillion Market
We are the Voice of Southeast Asia Media Kit
The only Media Dedicated to Southeast Asia Advertising Rates for Magazine
  Online Ad Rates

Comment on this Article. Send them to

Letters that do not contain full contact information cannot be published.
Letters become the property of AseanAffairs and may be republished in any format.
They typically run 150 words or less and may be edited
submit your comment in the box below




1.  Verifier

1. Verifier

For security purposes, we ask that you enter the security code that is shown in the graphic. Please enter the code exactly as it is shown in the graphic.
Your Code
Enter Code

Today's  Stories    29  April 2011 Subsribe Now !
 • Cambodian rubber exports rise Subcribe: Asean Affairs Global Magazine
• Indonesia: China must cut palm oil duties Asean Affairs Premium
• Indonesia’s Yudhoyono asks for help with radicals
Research Reports
on Thailand 2007-2008

•Textiles and Garments Industry

•Coffee industry

•Leather and footwear industry

•Shrimp industry

• World Bank: Malaysia needs more reforms     
• Aluminum smelter plant for Malaysia

• Philippines looks for credit rating upgrades

• Silver futures offered in Thailand

• Thai call success rate needs improvement p

Asean Analysis    29  April 2011

Advertise Your Brand
• Guangxi to become Asean gateway Sponsor Our Events

Asean Stock Watch    28  April 2011

• Asean Markets to Extend Rally p

Global News Impacting Asia    17 November 2010


• Bank of America sees Asian inflation


• Lloyd’s increases insurance push in Malaysia


• Wells Fargo analyst on euro


• Obama’s visit to Asia


ASEAN NEWS UPDATES      Updated: 04 January 2011

 • Women Shariah scholars see gender gap closing
• Bank Indonesia may hold key rate as inflation hits 7 percent

• Bursa Malaysia to revamp business rules
• Private property prices hit new high in Singapore
• Bangkok moves on mass transport
• Thai retailers are upbeat
• Rice exports likely to decline
• Vietnamese PM projects 10-year socioeconomic plan


This year in Thailand-what next?

AseanAffairs   04 January 2011
By David Swartzentruber      

It is commonplace in journalism to write two types of articles at the transition point between the year that has passed and the New Year. As this writer qualifies as an “old hand” in observing Thailand with a track record dating back 14 years, it is time take a shot at what may unfold in Thailand in 2011.

The first issue that can’t be answered is the health of Thailand’s beloved King Bhumibol, who is now 83 years old. He is the world's longest reigning monarch, but elaborate birthday celebrations in December failed to mask concern over his health. More


Home | About Us | Contact Us | Special Feature | Features | News | Magazine | Events | TV | Press Release | Advertise With us

| Terms of Use | Site Map | Privacy Policy  | DISCLAIMER |

Version 5.0
Copyright © 2006-2021 TIME INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT ENTERPRISES CO., LTD. All rights reserved.
Bangkok, Thailand