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Jul 24, 2014

Crikey says: Jokowi as president is an opportunity for Abbott

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The election of governor Joko Widodo to the Indonesian presidency — a far better outcome for Australia than if his rival Prabowo Subianto had won, or in the unlikely event Subianto’s constitutional challenge succeeds — offers an excellent opportunity for the Abbott government to reset Canberra-Jakarta relations and deepen them.

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  1. CML

    I am sick to death of “the Rudd government” being blamed for the Indonesian phone tapping saga. There have been numerous reports, in various publications on the net, that these surveillance activities were commenced by the Howard government following the Bali bombing.
    Now you could argue that the Rudd government should have stopped them, but did they even know what was going on in the secret world of espionage? Certainly, the Coalition did, since there is evidence out there that they were in government when the whole affair began.
    You should do a little more research, Crikey!!!

  2. klewso

    Then again he could bury it under a pile of patrony?

    And when Team Howard “buggered” the East Timorise – in “the national interest (of a few of their commercial sponsors/patrons/donors)” – that was a one-off?
    It couldn’t have been an extrapolation on other acts of “buggery”?

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