Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to jail people-smugglers for five years

Mark Dodd; 11/3/10

People-smugglers caught in Indonesia will face five years’ jail under tough anti-trafficking measures unveiled yesterday during a historic speech to federal parliament by visiting President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. In the first speech by an Indonesian leader to Australia’s parliament, Dr Yudhoyono announced that a new law would make people-smuggling a crime in Indonesia – a move designed to discourage the Indonesian fishermen who have carried thousands of asylum-seekers into Australian waters.

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