Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Assistant Recalls Cases of Prabowo's 'Animal Whisperer' Ability

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  • Indonesia's presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto waves to the media after delivering an election victory declaration in Jakarta, April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

    Indonesia's presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto waves to the media after delivering an election victory declaration in Jakarta, April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Prabowo Subianto’s personal assistant Rizky Irmansyah, through his Instagram account, recalled the presidential candidate’s attachment to animals. News agencies often report several animals he adopts as pets such as dogs, horses, and cats.

    However, the recent one that emerged from the Gerindra chief patron’s personal life is his closeness to his cat pet Bobby.

    Pak Prabowo is indeed an animal lover, maybe people have not realized that he can communicate with animals,” said Rizky in his post on Thursday, April 25.

    He says that Bobby would always greet Prabowo at his house in Kertanegara, but would ignore him if he does not spend time to play or says goodbye whenever Prabowo heads off to his other house in Hambalang.

    Moreover, Rizky claimed he witnessed his boss communicating with animals surrounding him such as ants. He recalled a time Prabowo was about to eat a plate of salmon that was covered with ants but had disappeared a minute later after the ants were asked by Prabowo to go away.

    “Less than a minute the salmon was clean without any trace of ants. Pak Prabowo continued to eat the salmon after that,” said Rizky who recalled another incident where the former Kopassus Commander managed to tell a mosquito to fly away from his arm.

    Aisha Shaidra