During a visit to Bali to address an international crime and money-laundering conference, U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia, Cameron Hume, said on Wednesday, July 9, 2008, that Indonesia is "safe" but that the recent arrest of 10 terror suspects in South Sumatra demonstrates that a genuine threat of terror remains.
In May of 2008, the U.S. government lifted travel warning unfavorable to Indonesia that had been in place since 2000. [See: U.S. Lifts Travel Warning on Indonesia]
Ambassador Hume's comments were reported by the National News Agency Antara..
Hume told the press: "We believe the threat of terrorism in Indonesia has in the past few years been reduced and the country is now safe . . . But the arrest of several terror suspects in Palembang, South Sumatra, recently proves the threat of terrorism still exists in Indonesia."
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