Monday, January 24, 2011

WikiLeaks: U.S. Politicians Want to Awarded Nobel SBY


WikiLeaks: U.S. Politicians Want to Awarded Nobel SBY Robert Wexler had asked the Dutch foreign minister to write a letter of support for the nomination SBY Monday, January 24, 2011, 13:59 GMT 

A member of parliament (Congress) United States (U.S.) never wanted the Indonesian President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY), as candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize award in 2006. Members of Congress suggested that the Dutch government to support the nomination by sending a letter of recommendation to the Nobel foundation.
The desire was contained in a diplomatic memo United States Embassy in The Hague, the Netherlands, which leaked on the page WikiLeaks, which published on January 20, 2011. The memo summarizes a conversation between U.S. congressman, Robert Wexler, who visited the Netherlands in March 2006 with the Minister of Foreign Affairs (Foreign Minister), the Netherlands at the time, Bernard Bot.
In a memo dated March 30, 2006 that, Wexler and Bot talk about some things, such as election issue of Iran, Palestine and Israel, Indonesia and Iraq. In speaking of Indonesia, Wexler said that he has nominated SBY as a Nobel laureate for peace and asked the Dutch to help him.
"Wexler said that the Bot will nominate Yudhoyono as a Nobel prize and, with a little joke, Wexler asked Bot to write a letter of support for the nomination," wrote the memo.
Bot was born in Jakarta at the time of the Dutch population in 1937. Bot also visited Indonesia at least once a year. Wexler assess Bot is the right person to provide input regarding U.S. relations with Indonesia.
"Bot suggested Indonesia should be given more attention because it is the largest Muslim country in the world," wrote the memo.
Bot said that Indonesia is a country that is stable, pro-western and democratic. Significant progress in several areas in Indonesia, Bot said, could make Indonesia the arch-rivals China, India and Pakistan in the Asian region. However, there are some things that must be addressed first.
"He said Indonesia has a problem in government that must first be overcome, and it is important for Indonesia to modernize its armed forces," the memo said.
SBY as a former general, said Bot, is the preferred and trusted figure who can meet those challenges.
News SBY nomination as Nobel Peace Prize award winner in 2006 was discussed by the media crowded at the time. He was nominated by Wexler as judged successful in reconciling between the government and Gam. SBY was also considered to cope with the adverse effects of bird flu and handle the tsunami in Aceh.

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