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Indonesia rolls out heavy security for tsunami summit

Indonesia will deploy massive security to protect world leaders attending an emergency summit on the tsunami disaster tomorrow, despite hopes militants will refrain from any assault. With foreign dignitaries like US Secretary of State Colin Powell, British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw and Australian Prime Minister John Howard to attend the conference, two-thirds of Jakarta’s police force will be deployed to protect them. Jakarta police chief Inspector General Firman Gani says all police leave has been cancelled and 14,000 security personnel will be on duty to safeguard those attending. The leaders and foreign ministers of 14 Asian countries, top officials from the European Union and senior aid agency figures will also attend the summit. Analysts have said Islamic militants behind a series of previous deadly bombings in Indonesia are likely to lie low despite the high-profile international conference. Full Story

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