Commentary | 19 November 2004

Early signs for SBY less than promising

In this opinion piece, Dr Malcolm Cook, program director Asia and the Pacific, looks at the challenges Indonesia's opposition-controlled parliament pose for Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY), Indonesia's new president. SBY's resounding win raised great hopes for better relations with Australia and a revived reform program. Parliamentary realities, though, suggest a note of caution.The Canberra Times, 17 November 2004, p. 17Malcolm Cook

  • Malcolm Cook

In this opinion piece, Dr Malcolm Cook, program director Asia and the Pacific, looks at the challenges Indonesia's opposition-controlled parliament pose for Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY), Indonesia's new president. SBY's resounding win raised great hopes for better relations with Australia and a revived reform program. Parliamentary realities, though, suggest a note of caution.The Canberra Times, 17 November 2004, p. 17Malcolm Cook

  • Malcolm Cook