Indonesia's ties with Australia turn to ice over phone tapping

November 20th, 2013  
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Topic: Indonesia's ties with Australia turn to ice over phone tapping

By Kanupriya Kapoor JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's relations with Australia sank to their lowest since the turn of the century on Wednesday over reports Canberra had spied on top Indonesians, including the president's wife, threatening to hurt trade ties. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, whose wife's mobile phone was among those reportedly tapped, went on national television to announce that he was freezing military and intelligence cooperation, including over the issue of asylum seekers, that has long been a thorn in relations. "It's clear that this is a logical step Indonesia must take," Yudhoyono said. The public display of anger was triggered by media reports this week quoting documents leaked by former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, that its spy agencies had tried to tap Yudhoyono's mobile phone and those of his wife and senior officials in 2009.

November 20th, 2013  
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The Indons have never been attempted to help us in any way, their military organises the people smuggling into Australia at the top levels and is otherwise riddled with corruption.

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