President Jokowi to Visit Ani Yudhoyono in Cikeas Tonight



Laila Afifa

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Democrat Party official Ferdinand Hutahaean said that President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo will be visiting Ani Yudhoyono tonight at her residence in Cikeas, Bogor, West Java.

    “There will be a VVIP security, Mr. President and other state men will come. The access won’t be easy but the family will not bar anyone from sending out their prayers to our mother,” he said to the journalists in the location, Saturday, June 1.

    The government had helped the family in setting a tent at the yard of the Sixth Indonesian President’s residence for mourners visiting the location. The late former First Lady will be buried at Kalibata Heroes Cemetery on Sunday, June 2.

    Ani Yudhoyono lost her battle with blood cancer at National University Hospital, Singapore, on Saturday. She was treated since February and Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono or SBY had been accompanying his wife ever since. Her arrival to the home country is accelerated to tonight from previously scheduled for tomorrow morning.

    Hundreds of flower wreaths for Ani were sent to her residence, lining up from the gate to the house. The mourners one by one coming to the location. The body of the former Indonesian First Lady is expected to arrive tonight at 23:00.


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