“everything’s gonna be alright”

‘Interreligious strife is just media hype, rights abuses in Papua don’t go unpunished and the current anticorruption drive is the most aggressive in the country’s history, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono told foreign ambassadors on Wednesday.

In his address at the Foreign Ministry to 119 of the 128 ambassadors to Indonesia, the president echoed the same positive sentiments that he aired two days earlier in a tightly controlled, nationally televised question and answer session with journalists.

He assured the ambassadors that on the issue of interreligious conflict, “things aren’t as bad as the mass media is reporting.”

—–> The Jakarta Globe