As we know he is the President of Republic Indonesia for now since 2004. He is a good person who cares about his nation. He is known as good as his personal life. He is wise, smart, well studied, have courage and a brave person.
An Ex-General TNI (Retired) Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, popularly known as SBY, was born in Pacitan, East Java, on 9 September 1949. He was graduated from the Military Academy in 1973 and have became the top in his class at that time. He received his fourth star badge in 2000 and looking for the next presidential election in 2004.
In the first-ever direct presidential election in Indonesia in 2004, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono running on a platform and tell to the public that he will change Indonesia into "more justice, more peaceful, more prosperous, and more democratic Indonesia".
He was elected as the 6th President of the Republic of Indonesia in 2004, gaining a landslide 60% of the popular vote over his nearest rival President Megawati Soekarnoputri.
President Yudhoyono is also an accomplished scholar. He was educated in the United States where he received his Masters degree in Management from Webster University in 1991. He continued his study and earned a Doctorate Degree in Agricultural Economics from Bogor Institute of Agriculture, West Java, Indonesia, in 2004. President Yudhoyono was awarded with two honorary doctorates in 2005, respectively in the field of law from his alma mater, Webster University, and in political science from Thammasat University in Thailand.
He have an uncountable service for his nation "Republic Indonesia" when he was in military. Many mission and objective he had successfully accomplished under his command. Because of that Yudhoyono well known as a though person who will give everything he can do to do his purpose and objective.
During his 27-year distinguished military service, President Yudhoyono took an extensive range of training, education and courses, both in Indonesia and overseas. President Yudhoyono also held numerous important posts and positions as troop and territorial commander, staff officer, trainer and lecturer. He served both in the field and at headquarters, as well as missions overseas. He was the Commander of the United Nations Military Observers and Commander of the Indonesian Military Contingent in Bosnia-Herzegovina from 1995-1996.
For his outstanding service, President Yudhoyono was decorated with 24 medals and awards, including the UNPKF Medal, the Bintang Dharma, the Bintang Mahaputera Adipurna and the Bintang Republik Indonesia Adipurna, the highest national medal for excellent service beyond the calls of duty.
Prior to being elected, President Yudhoyono held various important government positions, including Minister of Mining and Energy and Co-ordinating Minister for Political, Social, and Security Affairs in the National Unity Cabinet under President Abdurrahman Wahid. He again served as Co-ordinating Minister for Political, Social, and Security Affairs in the Gotong Royong Cabinet under President Megawati Soekarnoputri. It was in his capacity as Coordinating Minister that he became internationally recognized for leading Indonesia's counter-terrorism efforts.
President Yudhoyono is also known for his activities in various civil society organizations. He served as Co-Chairman of the Governing Board of the Partnership for the Governance Reform, a joint Indonesian-international organization focused on the improvement of governance in Indonesia. He also served as Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Brighten Institute, an institution devoted to studying the theory and practice of national development policy.
President Yudhoyono is a keen reader and has authored a number of books and articles including: Transforming Indonesia: Selected International Speeches (2005), Peace deal with Aceh is just a beginning (2005), The Making of a Hero (2005), Revitalization of the Indonesian Economy: Business, Politics and Good Governance (2002), and Coping with the Crisis - Securing the Reform (1999). Taman Kehidupan (Garden of Life) is his anthology published in 2004. President Yudhoyono speaks English fluently.
President Yudhoyono is a devoted Moslem. He is married to Madam Ani Herrawati. The first couple is blessed with two sons. The oldest is First Lieutenant Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono, who graduated top in his class from the Military Academy in 2000 and is now serving at the elite 305th Airborne Battalion of the Army Strategic Reserves Command (KOSTRAD). The youngest, Edhie Baskoro Yudhoyono, earned his degree in Economics from Curtin University, Australia.
After all, this year Yudhoyono's limit to be president is end. He will have to fight with another competitor from many Political Party to be the next president of Indonesia in the next election.
Do U think Yudhoyono could win the election and be president of Indonesia again?
Will he defend his chair to be the leader of this nation?
We will find it out in the next presidential election.
Good luck SBY,,, ^^
*source from : http://www.presidenri.go.id
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