"Electricity is down, there's traffic jams to access higher ground. Sirens and Koran recitals from mosques are everywhere."
- SUTOPOa spokesman for Indonesia's disaster mitigation agency, as a tsunami warning is issued in the Indian Ocean, after an 8.7-magnitude earthquake was reported
"We're not violating human rights. We're just trying to put them back on the right moral path."
- ISKANDAR HASANa police chief in conservative Banda Aceh, Indonesia, after his force raided a punk-rock concert and detained 65 fans, cutting off their spiky mohawks and stripping away body piercings because of the perceived threat to Islamic values.
"I want justice to be upheld. I want all-out diplomacy."
- SUSILO BAMBANG YUDHOYONO,Indonesia's President, demanding justice for what he described as the "extraordinary torture" of Indonesian maid Sumiati Binti Salan Mustapa in Saudi Arabia
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