When a President Has to Cry
This unique report follows Indonesian President Yudhoyono in the aftermath of the Tsunami. He reflects on the challenges it posed and justifies reconstruction efforts.
"I am only a human being. My wife and I often couldn't stand it anymore", confides President Yudhoyono. He was heavily criticised for the slow, uncoordinated response. Then came political pressure to ban foreign aid workers from Aceh. "There was a lot of resistance in Indonesia", he admits. "But I made a decision that we had to accept foreign aid workers because this is about the safety of our brothers and sisters." We accompany the President on his first visit to the disaster zone and on a state visit to the United States. It's an unparalleled insight into the man in the eye of the storm.