Prabowo Subianto Receives `The Star of Soekarno` Award

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  • Chairman of Gerindra Party, Prabowo in Jakarta. TEMPO/Subekti.

    Chairman of Gerindra Party, Prabowo in Jakarta. TEMPO/Subekti.

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Presidential Candidate Prabowo Subianto received `The Star of Sukarno` award from the founder of Sukarno Foundation for Education, Rachmawati Soekarnoputri, as he is considered meritorious in the fields of justice, independence and humanity. The award was granted during the commemoration of 73rd Indonesian Independence Day at the University of Bung Karno, Menteng, Central Jakarta, Friday, August 17.

    Rachmawati said that the Idependence Day commemoration coincided with the political year or the presidential election. “Therefore, let me remind you to not choose a leader who focuses on foreign interests, a neoliberalist, who leaves the country in debt,” she said.

    The “The Star of Soekarno” award was also previously granted to Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Muhammad, Former Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, North Korean President Kim Jong Un and Former Cuban President, Fidel Castro.

    “Today, I give it to Pak Prabowo Subianto. Hopefully, he can lead the people of Indonesia in the future,” said the younger sister of Megawati Soekarnoputri.