Audio Q&A: Indonesia’s reaction to suppression order

Not amused by reports linking him to a suppression order, Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono demanded transparency. AAP Image/Yuli Seperi

Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono recently called for Australia to be “transparent” following its attempt at protecting international relations by suppressing details of an international bribery case.

Wikileaks published a suppression order that prohibits Australian media reporting on a court case in Victoria. The international whistle-blowing site reported that Yudhoyono and former president Megawati Sukarnoputri’s names were mentioned in the document.

The Australian government has responded that Yudhoyono and Megawati were not subject to the court proceedings.

Indonesia and Australia are reportedly close to signing a code of conduct this month following last year’s spying scandal.

The Conversation spoke to Ross Tapsell, ANU expert on media and Australia-Indonesia relations. You can listen to the interview below.