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Biodata and Profile SBY ( Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono )

Democratic Party Chairman Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono or more familiarly called Pak SBY
( EsBeYe ) in 2013 believed to be chairman of the Democratic Party replaced the
previous chairman Anas Urbaningrum the " ousted " because tripping corruption .
Biodata and Profile SBY ( Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono )
Biodata Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono ( SBY )
Full Name : Gen . (Ret. ) Dr. . H. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
Place , date of birth : Pacitan , East Java , 9 September 1949
Religion : Islam
Father's Name : Raden Soekotjo
Mother's Name : Siti Habibah
Wife Name : Christian Herath
Name of Child : Harimurti Agus Yudhoyono ( born 1978) and Edhie Baskoro Yudhoyono
( born 1980) .
Home Address : Puri Cikeas Indah , Bogor
Military Rank Last : Gen. , retired on 25 September 2000
Indonesian Armed Forces Academy ( the academy ) 1973
American Language Course , Lackland AFB , Texas USA , 1976
Airborne and Ranger Course , Fort Benning , U.S. , 1976
Infantry Officer Advanced Course , Fort Benning , U.S. , 1982-1983
On the job training in the 82 - nd Airborne Division , Fort Bragg , United States , 1983
Jungle Warfare School , Panama , 1983
Antitank weapons courses in Belgium and Germany , 1984
Battalion Command Course , 1985
Army Command School , 1988-1989
Command and General Staff College , Fort Leavenworth , Kansas , USA
Master of Art ( MA ) of Management Webster University , Missouri , USA
Doctorate in Agricultural Economics from Bogor Agricultural University ( IPB ) , 2004.
Career in Military
And Tonpan Airborne Infantry Battalion 330 Strategic Reserve Command ( 1974-1976 )
Tonpan Battalion 305 and the Strategic Reserve Command ( 1976-1977 )
And Mr. Mo 81 330 Airborne Infantry Battalion Strategic Reserve Command (1977 )
Pasi-2/Ops 17 Kujang I Mabrigif Airborne Strategic Reserve Command ( 1977-1978 )
And Kipan Airborne Infantry Battalion 330 Strategic Reserve Command ( 1979-1981)
Young Paban SuperOP Suad (1981-1982)
Commandant Infantry School Coach (1983-1985)
Battalion 744 and Dam IX / Udayana ( 1986-1988 )

Paban Madyalat SuperOP Dam IX / Udayana (1988 )

Seskoad Lecturer (1989-1992)
Korspri Commander (1993 )
And Airborne brigade 17 Kujang 1 Strategic Reserve Command ( 1993-1994 )
Asops Military District (1994-1995)
Danrem 072/Pamungkas military command IV / Diponegoro (1995 )
Chief Military Observer of the United Nations Peace Forces ( UNPF ) in Bosnia
-Herzegovina ( since the beginning of November 1995 )
Kasdam Jaya (1996 - only five months )
Regional Commander II / Sriwijaya (1996-1997) and Chairman of Bakorstanasda
Asospol Kassospol Armed Forces / ABRI faction deputy chairman of the Assembly
( MPR General Session 1998)
Kassospol ABRI / Chairman of the Armed Forces of the MPR ( People's Consultative
Assembly Special Session 1998)
Territorial Chief of Staff ( Kaster Armed Forces (1998-1999 )

Jobs in Government
Minister of Mines and Energy ( since October 26, 1999 )
Coordinating Minister for Political Social Security ( Administration of President
Abdurrahman Wahid )
Coordinating Minister for Politics and Security ( Government of President Megawati
Sukarnoputri ) resigned March 11, 2004
President of the Republic of Indonesia (2004-2009)
President of the Republic of Indonesia (2009-2014)
SBY and the Democrats
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was the founder of the Democratic party and managed to
bring this party to be one of the largest political party in Indonesia. Democratic Party
was founded on 9 September 2001 and ratified on August 27, 2003 . Upon Democrats
2004 Presidential Election , Democrat carrying SBY ( Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono - Jusuf
Kalla ) as a candidate for President and win .
2009 Presidential Election , Democrat SBY - Boediono brought back as a candidate for
President and won for the second period .
Bambang Yudhoyono was born in Tremas, a village in Arjosari, Pacitan Regency, East
Java, to a lower-middle-class family and is the son of Raden Soekotjo and Siti Habibah.
His name is Javanese, with Sanskrit roots. Susilo comes from the words su-, meaning
good and sila, meaning behaviour, conduct or moral . Bambang is a traditional boy name in
Javanese, meaning knight. Yudhoyono comes from the words yuddha -meaning battle,
fight; and yana, meaning journey. Thus his name roughly translates to `well behaved

Yudhoyono had wanted to join the army since he was a child. In school, he developed a
reputation as an academic achiever, excelling in writing poems, short stories, and playacting. Yudhoyono was also talented in music and sport, reflected when he and his
friends established a volleyball club called Klub Rajawali and a band called Gaya Teruna.
When he was in fifth grade, Yudhoyono visited the Indonesian Armed Forces Academy
(AKABRI). After seeing the soldiers training there and perhaps inspired by his own
father's career, Yudhoyono became determined to join Indonesian Armed Forces and
become a soldier. Yudhoyono planned to enlist after graduating from high school in
1968; however, he missed the registration period.
Yudhoyono then became a student of Department of Mechanical Engineering at the
Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology (ITS) in Surabaya before entering the
Vocational Education Development Center in Malang, East Java. There, he was able to
prepare everything for the next phase of his education at Akabri. Yudhoyono officially
entered AKABRI in 1970 after passing the test in Bandung.
Military career

Cadet First Sergeant Major ("Sersan Mayor Satu Taruna") Yudhoyono, 1973.
Yudhoyono spent three years at Indonesian Armed Forces Academy (AKABRI) and
became the Commander of the Cadet Corps Division there. He graduated from AKABRI
as second lieutenant in 1973, and as the best graduate of the year, received the
prestigious Adhi Makayasa medal from President Suharto.
After graduating, Yudhoyono joined the Army Strategic Reserve (Kostrad) and became
a platoon commander in the 330th Airborne Battalion. Aside from leading his troops,
Yudhoyono was also tasked with giving the battalion soldiers lessons on general
knowledge and English. Yudhoyono's proficiency in English was one of the reasons why
he was sent to the United States to undertake the Airborne and Ranger Courses at Fort
Benning in 1975.
Yudhoyono returned to Indonesia in 1976 where he became a platoon commander in the
305th Battalion and assigned to Indonesian-occupied East Timor. Yudhoyono had
several tours of duty there and, like many other Indonesian officers involved in the
occupation of East Timor, was accused of committing war crimes. However, Yudhoyono
has never been charged with any specific act. From East Timor, Yudhoyono became a
mortar platoon commander in 1977, an operations officer for an airborne brigade from

1977 to 1978, and a battalion commander at Kostrad from 1979 to 1981. Yudhoyono
then spent 1981 and 1982 working at the Army headquarters.
While working at the Army headquarters, Yudhoyono was sent to the United States
again, this time to participate in the Infantry Officer Advanced Course at Fort Benning
and in training with the 82nd Airborne Division. Yudhoyono also spent time in Panama and
went through the jungle warfare school. When Yudhoyono returned in 1983, he was
made Commander of the Infantry Trainers' School. It was not long before he was
abroad again, this time to Belgium and West Germany, to undertake the Antitank
weapons Course. In 1985, Yudhoyono also took a Battalion Commando Course in Malaysia.
From 1986 to 1988, Yudhoyono served with Kodam IX/Udayana, which covers Bali and
the Lesser Sunda Islands. Yudhoyono was a battalion commander from 1986 to 1988
and was part of the operational staff in 1988. In 1989, Yudhoyono became a lecturer at
the Army Staff College (Seskoad) and delivered a presentation entitled "ABRI's
Professionalism at the Present and in the Future". Together with Agus
Wirahadikusumah, Yudhoyono published a book entitled "The Challenges of
Whilst at Seskoad, Yudhoyono also took the opportunity to further his own military
education. He went to the US Army Command and General Staff College at Fort
Leavenworth, Kansas. While in the United States, he took the opportunity to obtain an
MA degree in business management from Webster University in 1991.
In 1992, Yudhoyono was transferred to the Army Information Department and worked
as a speech writer for General Edi Sudrajat, the Army Chief of Staff. In 1993, when
Edi became Commander of the Military of Indonesia (ABRI), Yudhoyono joined Edi's
personal staff. Edi did not last long as ABRI Commander and Yudhoyono was then
transferred back to Kostrad where he became a brigade commander. A year later,
Yudhoyono was the Operations Assistant at Jaya (Jakarta) Military Area Command
before taking command IV/Diponegoro Military Area Command in Central Java.
Yudhoyono had one more stint overseas when he became Indonesia's chief military
observer of the United Nation Peacekeeping Force in Bosnia in 199596.
When Yudhoyono returned to Indonesia, he was made KODAM Jaya chief of staff
before being appointed as KODAM II/Sriwijaya commander. In this position, Yudhoyono
was responsible for military operations in southern Sumatra. He served in this position
until 1997, when he was appointed chief of staff for social-political affairs. At the
same time, he was also appointed Chairman of the ABRI Faction in the People's
Consultative Assembly General Session and participated in Suharto's election to a
seventh term as President.
During the days which would lead to Suharto's resignation in May 1998, Yudhoyono and
pro-reform ABRI officers conducted meetings and discussions with Nurcholish Madjid,
a secular pro-reform Muslim leader. From his discussions, Yudhoyono accepted the fact
that Suharto should resign but like the ABRI officers who went to the meeting with
him, was reluctant to withdraw their support of Suharto publicly, much less ask for
Suharto's resignation. Nevertheless the pressure would eventually become too much
for Suharto, who resigned on 21 May 1998.

As Indonesia entered the reform era, ABRI's popularity, because of its association with
Suharto, was at an all time low. To de-emphasize ABRI's political role, Yudhoyono's
Chief of Staff for social-political affairs was renamed chief of staff for territorial
affairs and in 1999, ABRI was renamed TNI and the Indonesian National Police (Polri)
was split off. At this time, Yudhoyono's popularity began to increase as he offered
ideas and concepts to reform the military and nation. He did this by combining the
strong reformist sentiment of the time with TNI's concern for security and stability.
Because of his high education (finishing his doctorate during the course of the
presidential elections) and his well planned maneuvers, Yudhoyono came to be known as
"the thinking general".
Political career
Wahid Presidency
Yudhoyono was appointed Mining and Energy Minister in the cabinet of President
Abdurrahman Wahid in 1999. According to General Wiranto, who assisted Wahid in the
formation of the Cabinet, he had recommended to the President that Yudhoyono would
do better as Army Chief of Staff. However, Wahid rejected the idea and Yudhoyono
became the Minister of Mining and Energy instead. At the same time, Yudhoyono ended
his military career with the rank of Lieutenant General, although he would be made
honorary General in 2000.
Yudhoyono's popularity grew, even as Minister of Mining and Energy. In June 2000,
there were rumors that Wahid, because of his lack of skill as an administrator was going
to appoint a First Minister to look after the day-to-day running of the Government.
Yudhoyono's name appeared as a potential candidate for the position, although
eventually Wahid appointed Vice President Megawati Sukarnoputri as the day to day
In August 2000, after a Cabinet reshuffle, Yudhoyono became the Coordinating
Minister for Politic and Security Affairs. One of his tasks was to separate the army
from politics. This was in line with his reformist ideas on the future of Indonesian
military, and is a view he has held since his days in an army policy center. He said at
that time:

Since 1998, the military has decided to stay out of day-to-day politics. The
basic idea of military reform is to go back to the role and function of the
military as a defense force and move them away from politics systematically.
The trend is moving in such a way that there is no so-called 'dual function' of
the military, there is no so-called social political mission in the military.

Another task that Yudhoyono was given was as an intermediary between Wahid and the
Suharto family. At the time, Wahid was trying to make Suharto hand back all the money
which he had allegedly obtained through corruption when he was president. Yudhoyono
was sent by Wahid to convey this wish and to negotiate with the former first family.
However, Yudhoyono was not successful in this venture.

At the beginning of 2001, with political pressure increasing on him, Wahid ordered
Yudhoyono to form a crisis centre with Yudhoyono as Chairman The purpose of this
crisis centre was to assist the president in giving policy advice and was headquartered
at Yudhoyono's office. It seemed as if because of this appointment, Yudhoyono could
be considered one of Wahid's men, however Yudhoyono would break ranks from Wahid
in July 2001 when the latter was facing impeachment. In desperation, Wahid issued a
decree freezing the People's Representative Council (DPR) and then asked Yudhoyono to
declare a state of emergency to further strengthen his position. Yudhoyono refused to
accept this, and Wahid dismissed him.
Megawati Presidency
On 23 July 2001, in a Special Session, the MPR impeached Wahid and replaced him with
Megawati as President. A few days later when the MPR assembled to elect a new Vice
President, Yudhoyono threw his name in the hat and competed against Golkar's Akbar
Tanjung and United Development Party's (PPP) Hamzah Haz. Yudhoyono and Akbar lost
out to Hamzah who became the vice president.
Yudhoyono was appointed to his old position of Coordinating Minister of Political and
Security Affairs in Megawati's new cabinet. After the October 2002 Bali bombing, he
oversaw the hunt for and arrest of those responsible, and gained a reputation both in
Indonesia and abroad as one of the few Indonesian politicians serious about the War on
Terrorism. His speech during the one-year anniversary of the Bali bombing (in which
many Australians were killed) was praised by the Australian media and public. Yudhoyono
also dealt with the Free Aceh Movement (GAM), a separatist movement wanting to
separate the Province of Aceh from Indonesia. On his advice, Megawati declared
martial law in Aceh on 19 May 2003. This martial law was then extended in November
The Democratic Party
Yudhoyono's supporters saw Yudhoyono's participation in the vice presidential election
as a sign of his popularity and recognized Yudhoyono's potential as a possible leader for
Indonesia. One of these supporters, Vence Rumangkang approached Yudhoyono with the
idea of forming a political party to help shore up support for the 2004 Presidential
Elections. Yudhoyono approved of the idea and after going through the basic concepts,
left Rumangkang in charge of forming the Party.
From 1219 August 2001, Rumangkang began holding a series meetings to discuss the
formation of the party while holding consultations with Yudhoyono. Yudhoyono personally
led the meetings on 19 and 20 August 2001, and the basic outline of the Democratic
Party was finalized.
On 9 September 2001, the formation of the party was officially declared and on 10
September it was registered at the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights.
The organizers behind Democratic Party's formation went to extreme lengths to make
sure that PD was Yudhoyono's personal political party. The declaration of its formation

was 9 September 2001, which was Yudhoyono's birthday and to start off with, the
Party had 99 members.

Road to Presidency
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By 2003 there was a gathering momentum behind the possibility of Yudhoyono being a
presidential candidate. The United Democratic Nationhood Party (PPDK) was the first
to bring up the subject of nomination. In September 2003, Yudhoyono's own party
began to make preparations in case Yudhoyono was willing to accept a presidential
nomination. The Democratic Party then initiated a publicity campaign to promote
Yudhoyono as a candidate. For his part, Yudhoyono was not responsive both to PPDK or
the Democratic Party's maneuverings to nominate him and continued his duties as
Minister. PPDK was disappointed in Yudhoyono's reaction and the Democratic Party
continued to wait for Yudhoyono to resign his position as was expected of all
presidential candidates apart from the incumbent President and Vice President.

Yudhoyono with his wife at opening of new Garuda Indonesia headquarters

The turning point came on 1 March 2004, when Yudhoyono's secretary, Sudi Silalahi
announced to the media that for the last six months, Yudhoyono had been excluded
from policy decision-making in the field of politics and security. On 2 March 2004,
Megawati responded that she had never excluded Yudhoyono, while her husband, Taufiq
Kiemas called Yudhoyono childish for complaining to the media instead of the president
herself. On 8 March 2004, Yudhoyono sent a letter asking for permission to meet the
president about his ministerial authority. Megawati did not respond when she received
the letter, although she invited Yudhoyono along to a cabinet meeting on 11 March 2004.
Yudhoyono did not attend the cabinet meeting and instead held a press conference at

his office and announced his resignation from the position of Coordinating Minister of
Political and security affairs. He also announced that he was ready to be nominated as a
presidential candidate.

Yudhoyono in United Nations.

Yudhoyono's popularity skyrocketed after his falling out with Megawati as he was seen
by the people as the underdog. However this popularity did not translate to a victory
for the Democratic Party at the 2004 legislative elections. The party won 7.5% of the
votes, which was still enough to nominate Yudhoyono as a presidential candidate.
Yudhoyono accepted the nomination and picked Golkar's Jusuf Kalla as his running mate.
Aside from the Democratic Party, their presidential and vice presidential candidacy was
supported by the Crescent Star Party (PBB), the Reform Star Party (PBR) and the
Indonesian Justice and Unity Party (PKPI).
Yudhoyono's manifesto for the future of Indonesia, summarised in a book titled "Vision
For Change" written by him and distributed for free during the campaign, was built on
four pillars: prosperity, peace, justice and democracy. At the top of his agenda was a
plan for increasing economic prosperity, aiming for economic growth of at least 7% and a
revival of small and medium-sized enterprises. He also put forward policies to offer
better credit lines, to cut red tape, improve labor laws and to root out corruption from
the top down. He told an interviewer:

If we are to reduce poverty, create jobs, increase purchasing power and rebuild
infrastructure, then we will need new capital. Of course, to be able to invite
investment, I have to improve the climate legal certainties, political stability,
law and order, sound tax policies, customs policies, good labor management. I
will improve the guarantees to encourage investors to come to Indonesia.

Yudhoyono's perceived communication skills made him the front-runner throughout the
election campaign, according to many opinion polls and the opinions of election
commentators, ahead of the other candidates (Megawati, Wiranto, Amien Rais, and
Hamzah). On 5 July 2004, Yudhoyono participated in the first round of the presidential
election, coming first with 33% of the votes. However, 50% of votes were required for
a new president and vice-president to be elected, and this meant Yudhoyono going into a
run-off against Megawati.
In the run-off, Yudhoyono faced a challenge from Megawati's Indonesian Democratic
Party-Struggle (PDI-P), forming a national coalition with Golkar, the PPP, Prosperous
Peace Party (PDS) and the Indonesian National Party (PNI). Yudhoyono then declared

that his coalition, which now received political support from the National Awakening
Party (PKB), the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) and the National Mandate Party (PAN),
would be the people's coalition. On 20 September 2004, Yudhoyono participated in the
run-off election, winning it with 60.87% of the vote. Yudhoyono was inaugurated as
president on 20 October 2004. In February 2010, SBY was named as the political figure
who had achieved The Gold Standard in Political Communications by the influential
PublicAffairsAsia network and magazine.
Presidency: 2004present
Main article: Post-Suharto Era
The day of his inauguration in 2004, Yudhoyono announced his new cabinet, which would
be known as the United Indonesia Cabinet (Kabinet Indonesia Bersatu). Consisting of 36
ministers, it included members of the Democratic Party, Golkar and the PPP, PBB, PKB,
PAN, PKP, and PKS. Professionals were also named in the cabinet, most of them taking on
ministries in the economic field. The military were also included, with five former
members appointed to the cabinet. As Yudhoyono's promised during the election, four
of the cabinet appointees were female.[18]
Yudhoyono's Second United Indonesia Cabinet was announced in October 2009 after he
was reelected as president earlier in the year. The vice president in Yudhoyono's second
cabinet is Dr Boediono. Boediono replaces Jusuf Kalla who was vice president in the first
Yudhoyono cabinet.
Presidential elections were held in Indonesia on 8 July 2009. President Susilo Bambang
Yudhoyono won more than 60% (60.08%) of the vote in the first round, which enabled
him to secure reelection without a run-off. Yudhoyono was officially declared the victor
of the election on 23 July 2009, by the General Election Commission. Other candidates
are Megawati Sukarnoputri PDI-P Party 26.79%, Jusuf Kalla Golkar Party 12.41%.
In late 2007, Yudhoyono led Indonesia into a free trade agreement with Japan.
Education and health
In July 2005, Yudhoyono launched the Schools Operational Assistance (BOS) program.
Under this arrangement, the government gives money to principals to financially assist
in the running of schools. Should BOS be able to provide significant financial assistance
to the school then the school is expected to lower fees or, if they are able to, to
abolish fees altogether. In June 2006, Yudhoyono launched Books BOS which provides
funds for the purchase of textbooks.
In January 2005, Yudhoyono launched the Poor Community Health Insurance (Askeskin).
Askeskin is a program directed at poor people which allows them access to healthcare.
Balance of power with Vice President Kalla

Yudhoyono with Vice-President Jusuf Kalla.

Although he had won the Presidency, Yudhoyono was still weak in the Indonesian
parliament, the People's Representative Council (DPR). The Democratic Party, even
combined with all of its coalition partners, had far fewer representatives than Golkar
and the PDI-P, which played the role of opposition.
With a national congress to be held in December 2004, Yudhoyono and Kalla had
originally backed Agung Laksono speaker to become Golkar chairman. When Agung was
perceived to be too weak to run against Akbar, Yudhoyono and Kalla threw their weight
behind Surya Paloh. Finally, when Paloh was perceived to be too weak to run against
Akbar, Yudhoyono gave the green light for Kalla to run for the Golkar Chairmanship. On
19 December 2004, Kalla was elected as the new chairman of Golkar.
Kalla's victory posed a dilemma for Yudhoyono. Although it now enabled Yudhoyono to
pass legislation, Kalla's new position meant that he was now more powerful than
Yudhoyono in terms of influence in parliament.
After the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami Kalla, apparently on his own initiative, assembled
Ministers and signed a Vice Presidential decree ordering work to begin on rehabilitating
Aceh. The legality of his Vice Presidential decree was questioned although Yudhoyono
maintained that it was he who gave the orders for Kalla to proceed.
In September 2005, when Yudhoyono went to New York to attend the annual United
Nations Summit, he left Vice President Kalla in charge. Yudhoyono held a video
conference from New York to receive reports from ministers. Critics suggest that this
was an expression of distrust by Yudhoyono. The suggestion seemed to gain momentum
when Kalla only showed up for one video conference and then spent the rest of the time
taking care of Golkar matters.
The alleged rivalry resurfaced again in October 2006 when Yudhoyono established the
Presidential Work Unit for the Organization of Reform Program (UKP3R). He tasked it
with improving the conditions for business investment, executing government diplomacy
and administration, improving the performance of the state-owned enterprises,
expanding the role of small and medium businesses, and improving law enforcement as a
whole. The UKP3R was headed by Marsillam Simanjuntak, who served as Attorney
General during the Wahid Presidency.
In February 2007, Yudhoyono added welfare to UKP3R's tasks by ordering them to also
put focus on the abolition of poverty, the direct cash assistance, public service as well
as assisting programs in health and education There were accusations that this was an

attempt by Yudhoyono to exclude Kalla from government. Yudhoyono was quick to

clarify that in supervising UKP3R, he would be assisted by Kalla.
Dealings with Suharto
On 6 May 2005, Yudhoyono visited Suharto at hospital when the latter suffered from
intestinal bleeding. On 5 January 2007, Yudhoyono and his wife visited Suharto, who
was again hospitalized due to anaemia as well as heart and kidney problems. After the
visit, Yudhoyono made an appeal to all Indonesians to pray for Suharto's recovery.
Responding to some publicly made requests to Yudhoyono to granting a pardon for all
Suharto's possible past mistakes in governing the country, presidential spokesperson
Andi Mallarangeng said, "A visit from an incumbent [president] to a hospitalized former
president is something normal. However, this show of humanity and legal step are two
different things."

Yudhoyono with former US President George W. Bush while attending APEC summit in

Yudhoyono in the Polish Senate in 2013.

On 17 August 2007, Indonesia by initiative of Yudhoyono in Jakarta, proposed that
eight nations, homes to some 80% of the world's tropical rainforests join diplomatic
ranks amid increasing concern over global warming. Indonesia led the summit of eight
countries (on 24 September in New York) Brazil, Cameroon, Congo, Costa Rica, Gabon,
Indonesia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea. On 315 December 2007, Indonesia hosted
the 13th Conferences of the Parties (COP-13) under the United Nations Framework
Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Bali.

During the Pope Benedict XVI Islam controversy, Yudhoyono stated that the Pope's
comments were "unwise and inappropriate,"[34] but also that "Indonesian Muslims should
have wisdom, patience, and self-restraint to address this sensitive issue....We need
them so that harmony among people is not at stake."
Yudhoyono is one of the 100 World's Most Influential People in 2009 according to TIME
During an official visit to Australia, 911 March 2010, he was appointed an Honorary
Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) and addressed Australian Parliament, the
first Indonesian head of state to do so.
Indonesian security forces claim to have uncovered a plot to murder Yudhoyono. A
purported strike was to occur 17 August 2010, on Indonesian Independence Day.
Yudhoyono was made an honorary Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath (GCB) by
HM Queen Elizabeth II on 30 October 2012.
Political party
During his presidency, Yudhoyono further consolidated his position within the
Democratic Party. In May 2005, at PD's first National Congress, Yudhoyono was elected
Chairman of the Executive Board ( Ketua Dewan Pembina). In this position, Yudhoyono
has the highest authority, superseding that of chairman.
2014 General election
On 27 December 2012, the daily edition of the Jakarta Post hinted at a possible
collaboration in Indonesia's 2014 general election between the families of Yudhoyono
and former Indonesian President Megawati and their political parties, the Democratic
Party and the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle respectively. The Constitution
of Indonesia limits presidents to two terms of office, making Yudhoyono ineligible to
run for a third term.
Yudhoyono also studied in the United States, where he received his Masters degree in
Management from Webster University in 1991. He subsequently earned his PhD in
agricultural economics from the Bogor Agricultural University on 3 October 2004, two
days before his presidential victory was announced. [43] His dissertation is entitled "The
Rural and Agricultural Development as an Effort to Alleviate Poverty and
Unemployment: a political economic analysis of fiscal policy" . He was also 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.


The Yudhoyonos in a family outing, from left: Annisa Larasati Pohan, First Lady Ani
Bambang, Edhie Baskoro Yudhoyono, Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono and President
The name Yudhoyono is not an inherited surname; most Javanese do not have surnames.
Rather, he chose it for his military name-tag, and it is how he is referred to abroad. His
children and grandchildren go by the name Yudhoyono, and in formal meetings and
functions he is addressed as Dr. Yudhoyono. In Indonesia, he is referred to in some
media as "Susilo" and is widely known as "SBY".
Yudhoyono lives both in the Presidential Merdeka Palace in Jakarta and his family
residence in Cikeas, Bogor with his wife, Ani Bambang Yudhoyono. First Lady Ani
Yudhoyono holds a political science degree from Merdeka University, and was the first
vice chairman of her husband's Democratic Party. She is the eldest child of General
(Ret.) Sarwo Edhie Wibowo, one of Indonesia's high-profile generals.
The family's eldest son, Major Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono (born 1978), graduated from
Taruna Nusantara High School in 1997 and the Indonesian Military Academy in 2000 and
is a holder of the Adhi Makayasa Medal like his father, continuing family tradition as
the best graduate of the Military Academy. In July 2006, Agus graduated from the
Institute of Defense and Strategic Studies, Singapore with a masters degree in
strategic studies, and is currently studying at Harvard University. Yudhoyono gave a
speech at Harvard Kennedy School in September 2009 and joked that his son became
"another Harvard student working for" him some of Yudhoyono's ministers and
military generals also went to Harvard. He is married to Annisa Larasati Pohan, a
fashion model and the daughter of a former Bank Indonesia vice-president. The couple's
daughter and Yudhoyono's only grandchild, Almira Tunggadewi Yudhoyono, was born on
17 August 2008. He is currently assigned as Operations Officer of 17th Airborne
Infantry Battalion.
The family's younger son, Edhie Baskoro Yudhoyono (born 1982), received his bachelor
degree in Economics from the Curtin University of Technology, in Perth, Western
Australia and his Master Degree from the Institute of Defense and Strategic Studies,
Singapore. In the 2009 general election, Edhie was elected as member of Parliament
from the Democratic Party and currently sits as a member of Parliament's Commission 1
dealing with international affairs. [52] He is married to Siti Aliya Radjasa, daughter of

Hatta Rajasa, one of his father's prominent Cabinet Minister. They have one son,
Airlangga Satriadhi Yudhoyono.