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Indonesia ‘s new president, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, said Wednesday he is considering tougher laws to detain Islamic terrorists, which, he said still pose a threat to his country, the world’s most populous Muslim nation.

“The problem for us so far has been the difficulty in detaining suspected terrorists indefinitely,” Yudhoyono told Singapore’s Straits Times newspaper in an interview published Wednesday.

“Tougher laws can help us deter acts of terrorism and it is something I will have to review,” he told the newspaper.

Islamic radicals have wreaked havoc on the Christian population of Indonesia .

They have killed approximately 10,000 Christians and burned down 80,000 homes.