The Jakarta Globe reports that "in what many would say was a major security blunder, Jakarta Police on Monday gave away details of where US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would be staying during her visit to Jakarta on Wednesday and Thursday."
Not that anyone would be able to capitalise. Well, I'd hope not anyway, not with 2,800 police deployed. As these include snipers and members of the élite Mobile Brigade, (Brimob), malcontents not convinced by the avowed intent of her visit, which is said to focus on climate change, energy and food security, rather than the 'divide and rule' of Muslims worldwide.
Presumably these demonstrators had obtained the necessary police permits for their demo.
One thing is clear, however: Central Jakarta will be even more difficult to get around for the next two days so it's probably best to watch it all on the telly or, and this is my preferred choice, watch American Idol instead.
But I do wonder if she'll be asked to sing a duet with SBY. ................................... This post has been carefully screened to ensure that it complies with the controversial 2008 Electronic Information and Transactions Law (SARA), a major bloggers concern, it says here.