BOSTON.COM: INDONESIA RECALLS AMBASSADOR FROM AUSTRALIA
JAKARTA, Indonesia — Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Indonesia’s president, recalled his ambassador from Australia on Monday and ordered a review of bilateral cooperation following reports that an Australian security agency attempted to listen to his cellphone in 2009.

Australian Broadcasting Corp. and The Guardian reported Monday that they had documents from National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden showing that the Australian agency also targeted the phones of the president’s wife, Kristiani Herawati, and another eight government ministers and officials.

The documents reportedly showed that the Australian Defence Signals Directorate, now the top-secret Australian Signals Directorate, attempted to listen to the president’s phone conversations on at least one occasion and tracked activity on the phone for 15 days in August 2009.

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