Australia insults president Yudhoyono.
Golkar parliamentarian Yuddy Chrisnandi said on 9th September that Australia had insulted president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono at the APEC summit in Sydney by placing him in the back row of the final photo shoot.
Regardless of our critical stance towards the president, as loyal patriots we want the president to be respected as the leader of the biggest country in ASEAN, the third biggest democracy in the world, and the country with the largest number of adherents to moderate Islam.
He deplored the fact that while Yudhoyono was in the back the leaders of Malaysia, Brunei, and the Philippines were in the front, and said he would question the Foreign Office to find out whether the placement was a deliberate intention by the Australian government to put down Indonesia. antara
Yuddy Chrisnandi, possibly with an Australian.
Meanwhile Andreas H. Pareira of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI P) agreed that Australia was being highly insensitive by putting the Indonesian leader behind his Malaysian counterpart, especially considering the recent Malaysian insult to Indonesia in the Donald Luther Kolopita case.
Andreas H Pareira.
He also worried that Yudhoyono had paid a visit to president Bush at the latter's hotel, even though it was the American side that had asked for the meeting. He said Yudhoyono should learn from the example of president Sukarno, who never kow-towed to foreigners. antara