On 19th July 2014, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono delivered a press statement on the tragedy of Malaysian Airlines flight 17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. According to reports, 12 Indonesian were on board the ill fated plane. The majority which were from the Netherlands (up to 150 souls) were also mostly flying to Indonesia to visit Bali. In his statement President conveyed both in Indonesian and english as drafted below.
On my personal behalf and on behalf of the people of Indonesia, I would like to express my deepest condolences and sympathies for the tragic incident relating toMalaysian Airlines flight MH-17 yesterday, 17th July 2014, during its flight fromAmsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.