[Marinir] [liputan6] 11 Tentara Australia Dianugerahi Satya Lencana
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Tue Apr 5 20:06:26 CEST 2005
Sebelas Tentara Australia Dianugerahi Satya Lencana
Presiden Yudhoyono menyambut kedatangan jenazah tentara Australia. 05/4/2005
18:01 - Sebelas tentara Australia yang menjadi korban kecelakaan helikopter
di Nias dianugerahi medali kehormatan bintang jasa Satya Lencana Bhakti
Sosial. Jasad korban tewas telah tiba di Bandara Sydney.
Liputan6.com, Sydney: Sembilan jenazah tentara Angkatan Laut Australia yang
tewas dalam kecelakaan helikopter di Pulau Nias, Sumatra Utara, tiba di
Bandar Udara Internasional Sydney, Australia, Selasa (5/4) siang tadi.
Kedatangan jenazah disambut upacara militer. Perdana Menteri John Howard dan
Presiden Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono hadir pada kesempatan itu [baca: Presiden
Yudhoyono Menyambut Kedatangan Jenazah Tentara Australia].
Presiden SBY atas nama pemerintah Indonesia juga memberikan medali
kehormatan bintang jasa Satya Lencana Bhakti Sosial kepada 11 tentara yang
menjadi korban dalam kecelakaan pesawat itu. Medali itu adalah simbol
penghargaan Indonesia atas keberanian mereka saat menjalankan tugas dalam
misi kemanusiaan di Nias.
Kunjungan SBY ke Australia adalah kunjungan pertama sejak terpilih sebagai
Presiden pada Oktober silam. Kedua negara juga telah menghasilkan
kesepakatan kerja sama bilateral menyangkut perjanjian keamanan.
Penandatanganan kesepakatan dilangsungkan di Canberra, Australia [baca:
Indonesia-Australia Sepakat Menangani Terorisme].
Presiden SBY sempat bertemu kalangan dunia usaha Australia di Sydney. Pada
kesempatan itu, presiden menyatakan perang terhadap korupsi sebagai wujud
kesungguhan pemerintah Indonesia dalam memberantas korupsi.
(TOZ/Tim Liputan6 SCTV)
Australian crash victims back home
Tuesday, April 5, 2005 Posted: 1:10 AM EDT (0510 GMT)
SYDNEY, Australia (CNN) --
The bodies of nine Australian military personnel killed when their
helicopter crashed during relief work in Indonesia have arrived back in
The deceased men and women were to be honored in a ceremony in the city
attended by Australian Prime Minister John Howard, Indonesian President
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, senior military and the victims' families.
Prime Minister Howard said earlier he would be meeting the families of those
killed to express his "intense sorrow at what has happened".
The nine Australians died when their helicopter crashed as they were
delivering medical help to earthquake victims on the Indonesian island of
The Chief of the Australian Defense Force, General Peter Cosgrove, said the
families and loved ones of the deceased would be "supported through this
In a statement released Tuesday, Cosgrove said: "This is a difficult period
for all, but in the true spirit of the armed services, they will not be
"Their legacy will indeed strengthen that ethos and foundations of that
Indonesia's President Yudhoyono, who is on a state visit to Australia, said
in Canberra on Monday that Indonesia would honor the dead and two other
Australians wounded in the crash by awarding them the country's Medal of
Yudhoyono was to place the medals on the coffins while Australia's Governor
General will place a symbolic sprig of the native Australian wattle plant on
Earlier, Howard said Australia and Indonesia had signed off on a
"comprehensive partnership" that would be the framework for future bilateral
ties between the two nations.
Yudhoyono called the partnership the "most significant landmark" in the two
nations' sometimes-troubled relationship.
It will address economic, trade and security issues and will have a focus on
the joint reconstruction of Indonesia's devastated Aceh province in the wake
of the December 26 tsunami that left 220,000 Indonesians dead or missing.
Australia has already committed Aust. $1 billion ($770 million) to the Aceh
Howard and Yudhoyono met in Canberra Monday for what the Australian leader
said was a discussion of "all the most important issues", including an
emphasis on fighting terrorism.
Yudhoyono said the two leaders agreed that in strengthening their
cooperation on combating terrorism, they needed to address the root causes
of terrorism, and to promote "inter-faith dialogue."
On the defense relationship, Yudhoyono expressed his enthusiasm at what he
said was improved cooperation between the Australian and Indonesian
Earlier, Howard cautioned against any early breakthrough on a security
"It is not something that will be concluded overnight," Howard told a Sydney
Yudhoyono had already said that while security was on the agenda, a defense
pact was not.
An earlier security pact signed in 1995 collapsed in 1999, when relations
between the neighbors reached a low point after Australia played a major
role in the U.N.-led intervention in East Timor, following its vote for
independence from Indonesia.
Ties have improved in recent years and efforts to strengthen Australia's
relationship with the world's most populous Muslim country gained momentum
after Yudhoyono became Indonesia's first directly-elected president last
Australia and Indonesian police worked closely after the 2002 Bali nightclub
bombings that killed 202 people, including 88 Australians, and again after a
car bomb exploded outside Australia's Jakarta embassy last September,
killing 10 Indonesians.
Howard and Yudhoyono have already met each other several times, most
recently at a regional tsumani response meeting in Jakarta in January.
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