Yudhoyono’s first benchmark
WHAT IT IS
PRESIDENT Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono completes 100 days in office on Thursday. Some speculate this could be a time for ministers to report on progress in their given portfolios.
WHY IT MATTERS
The former general entered office with plans for swift action to confront Indonesia’s economic and political malaise.
Are there more jobs? Are foreign investments flowing in? Did the government catch Malaysian terrorists Azahari Bin Husin and Noordin Mohd Top as promised? Was there a crackdown on graft? These are pressing questions for Dr Yudhoyono at the first benchmark of accountability in his five-year term.