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Top Security Minister Pledges to Safeguard Foreigners

Coordinating Minister for Security and Political Affairs Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono promised here on Tuesday to safeguard westerners amid continuing anti-war protests as police said 10 Muslim radicals arrested for allegedly harassing foreigners could face a year in jail. “We will be firm. It is the duty of the state to protect all personnel and assets of friendly countries,” Susilo said, as quoted by AFP. He added that so far no major incidents have been reported. Police on Monday arrested 10 members of the hardline Islamic Youth Movement in a Central Jakarta tourist district. They were said to have tried to force foreigners to sign a document condemning the US invasion of Iraq. Full Story

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