Prabowo Denies Power Hungry Assumption

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    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Presidential Candidate number 02 Prabowo Subianto denied the notion that he was hungry for power.

    “I was repeatedly insinuated and ridiculed and accused of various things, they said that I was hungry for power. I asked myself, is it?” he said when giving a speech at KH Abdullah Syafi'ie Haul at As-Syafi'iyah Islamic Boarding School, Pulo Air, Sukabumi, West Java, Sunday, October 7.

    According to Prabowo, he was not willing for some people in Jakarta to steal the nation’s wealth.

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    “The current economic system only enriches some people, it makes Indonesia’s wealth taken out of the country. So a person like me is not favored by the elite,” he said.

    Prabowo also said that if the nation’s wealth was taken continuously, one day our country would collapse.

    “Every time I am among the people, I always feel the vibration of the soul, passion, and eyesight tells me that there are great hope and trust in me. And I always pray to the Almighty not to disappoint the hope and trust of the people who have given,” Prabowo said.