Rocky Gerung addresses Prabowo supporters in Kuala Lumpur

Rocky Gerung addresses Prabowo supporters in Kuala Lumpur

Rocky Gerung, philosopher and political observer . (ANTARA FOTO/RENO ESNIR)

Kuala Lumpur (ANTARA News) - Indonesian political observer and philosopher Rocky Gerung spoke before supporters of presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto in Kuala Lumpur, Sunday evening.

Gerung, a vocal figure, spoke about the important leadership criteria of being able to strengthen national unity during a discussion moderated by Ryan Friedman.

Ballrooms 1 and 2 of Tamu Hotel, where the discussion was held, were thronged by 600 members of the audience, some of whom had to sit on the floor.

The audience, including university students and expatriates, not only came from Kuala Lumpur but also from other Malaysian regions, such as Pulau Pinang.

Agus Badrul Jamal, minister counsellor for political affairs of the Indonesian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, was present as an invited guest.

Gerung, a top critic of the current administration, stated from Kuala Lumpur that he called for a change.

Gerung highlighted his commitment for a change for which he had accepted the invitation to speak in Kuala Lumpur.

The former lecturer of philosophy of the University of Indonesia (UI) has been known for his call to the Indonesian people to use common sense.

"Common sense should not just be used until April 17, 2019, but thereafter too. Thus, common sense prevails in the civilization," he affirmed.

Women mostly constitute members of the group of volunteers for the victory of Subianto and Sandiaga Uno in Kuala Lumpur.

Indonesia will organize simultaneous legislative and presidential elections on April 17, 2019, across the country and in Indonesia`s embassy and representative offices overseas.

Incumbent Joko Widodo and challenger Subianto are once again set to go head-to-head in the 2019 presidential election, which is considered by many as a repeat of the bitter 2014 presidential race showcasing a country divide.

Reporting by Agus Setiawan, fardah