Prabowo Vows to Oppose Power Hunger, Personal Enrichment

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  • Indonesian presidential candidates Prabowo Subianto, center right, rides a golf cart and his running mate Sandiaga Uno during a ceremony marking the kick off of the campaign period for next year's election in Jakarta, Sept. 23, 2018. AP

    Indonesian presidential candidates Prabowo Subianto, center right, rides a golf cart and his running mate Sandiaga Uno during a ceremony marking the kick off of the campaign period for next year's election in Jakarta, Sept. 23, 2018. AP

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Presidential hopeful Prabowo Subianto said, during the commemoration of the inaugural Indonesian Santri Front anniversary, backed by Indonesian Islamic Front (FPI), that he will not use authority as a means to enrich himself. 

    “In front of a crowd that consists of known Ulema, public figures, and thousands of santris (Islamic school students) from various regions, I declare that I will neither be power hungry nor dive into personal enrichment,” said the former commander of the Indonesian Army's Special Forces (Kopassus). 

    The event that Prabowo attended was in celebration of the National Santri Day that was commemorated on Monday. He attended the event held in Amaliyah Mosque, West Java, in a full Islamic suit. 

    “Thank you for the support to me and Sandiaga Uno to lead this nation," said Prabowo Subianto, referring to the support given by the group for the upcoming election. 

    Furthermore, Prabowo Subianto, who’s also the Gerindra Party Chairman, called for the santri attending the event to use their voting right in the 2019 Presidential Election. His visit to this event is a series of visits of his East Java “jihad resolution”.

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