Our friendly neighbours

Sounds like a bit of saber-rattling to me, now if he could also take a hardline approach to Australian aid money.
AUSTRALIA'S new hardline refugee policy has failed to quell Indonesian anger, with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono demanding yesterday further concessions from the Howard Government to resolve the escalating Papuan visa row.

In his first public comments since John Howard moved last week to redraw the migration exclusion zone to force illegal arrivals who reach the mainland into offshore immigration detention centres, Dr Yudhoyono declared Australia's rhetoric needed to be backed by "concrete proof" that it supported his country's territorial integrity.

He said Indonesia wanted to continue "contributing to the world order", but immediately warned Australia: "Don't insult us, don't toy with us and don't deny us justice." He repeated his call for a review of Jakarta-Canberra ties, saying Australia's claim of support for Indonesian sovereignty over Papua was at odds with its granting of three-year temporary protection visas to 42 asylum-seekers who arrived on Cape York in a large outrigger canoe in mid-January.

Dr Yudhoyono received warm applause for his speech, during which he also warned: "Our position is clear: we must re-examine our co-operation and bilateral relationships with Australia so that they are genuinely fair."
I'm with Yudhoyono on this, its time to reflect and re-examine a lot of things and I'm sure there are a bunch of Queenslanders who are also eager to re-examine co-operation in the interests of being genuinely fair, with regards to financial assistance after natural disasters.

And while we are waffling on about justice and fairness, it seems our friendly neighbours forgot to include certain facts when accusing us wretched Australians of, can you believe it, kidnapping an innocent child.
The mother of a four-year-old Papuan girl granted refugee status in Australia now says she was coerced by Indonesian authorities into saying the girl was taken from Indonesia without her permission.

The child, Anike Wanggai, and her father were among a group of 42 Papuans who arrived in Melbourne recently after being granted refugee status in Australia following a trip from Papua by boat.

The girl's mother, Siti Pandera Wanggai, is now in hiding in Papua New Guinea. She initially said her daughter was taken without permission, but told Fairfax newspapers she was coerced into making a false appeal for the return of Anike.

Mrs Wanggai said an Indonesian army intelligence officer and two members of her own family had forced her to tell the president, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, her daughter was taken without her permission.

Mrs Wanggai said she feared for her safety if she was forced to return to Papua.
Yes President Yudhoyono, they are fleeing and hiding because Papua is free and overwhelmed with justice

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