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  • SBY: Abbott says farewell to a friend of Australia

    Tony Abbott has effectively said farewell to Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono as president of Indonesia. Our prime minister was right to praise him. SBY has presided over remarkable change in Indonesia. During his presidency he has consolidated democracy and championed a moderate approach to Islam. He has effectively dealt with a rambunctious press, and the military withdrawal from politics is all but complete. He has also been resolute and successful in his pursuit of terrorists.