"The police, security officials, and law enforcers should take the strongest possible action against brutal protesters," the head of state said when dedicating the PT Tempo Scan Pacific Tbk central office at Kuningan area in South Jakarta, on Wednesday.
President Yudhoyono noted that protests and rallies were reasonable in a democracy but at the same time democracy should be executed in a dignified manner without the violation of law.
"The efforts of Indonesia to implement the law and democracy will be in vain if its people convey their aspirations in an unconstitutional manner," the president noted.
He said all parties, including businesspersons, should make every effort to maintain the national stability in order to achieve a better economic development.
After dedicating the PT Tempo Scan Pacific Tbk central office, President Yudhoyono is scheduled to chair the first plenary session of the National Energy Board.
The plenary session will take place at the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry office at 2 pm on Wednesday.