WikiLeaks releases 1,860 US-Indonesia diplomatic cables

The Jakarta Post

As many as 1,860 US diplomatic cables concerning Indonesia were released by WikiLeaks on Wednesday night and are now available on its website.

The leaked documents reveal the US’ views regarding a number of issues in Indonesia, including its approval of former finance minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati’s tax reform policy; sharing bird flu virus samples; and the war on terror.

Indonesian president Yudhoyono protested to U.S. ambassador over WikiLeaks reports

Some cables also refer to talks about the deliberation of the Anti-pornography Law and the US’ support for then Bengkulu gubernatorial candidate Agusrin Najamuddin, now the incumbent Bengkulu governor.

One of the cables even says that USAID had explored opportunities to exploit natural resources in Bengkulu, tempointeraktif.com reported.

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Categories: Americas, Asia, Indonesia

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