President Jokowi to lead ceremony at Ani Yudhoyono's funeral

President Jokowi to lead ceremony at Ani Yudhoyono's funeral

A funeral officer prepares the grave of former Indonesia's first lady Ani Yudhoyono for he funeral on Sunday, June 2, 2019, at the Kalibata Heroes Cemetery in South Jakarta. (ANTARA)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) is planned to lead the ceremony for the former First Lady Ani Yudhoyono's funeral held at the Kalibata Heroes Cemetery in South Jakarta on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. local time.

"Ani Yudhoyono's funeral ceremony will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. President Joko Widodo is planned to be the ceremonial inspector," Chief Communication Officer of the Yudhoyono Institute, Ni Luh Putu Caosa Indryani, said here on Sunday.

On Sunday morning at 08:00 a.m., the body of the Indonesia's First Lady from 2004-2014, Kristiani Herrawati, or Ani Yudhoyono, will be laid to rest in the Cikeas Hall, Bogor, West Java, to provide an opportunity for the people who would pay their final respects to the first lady.

Then at 12:00 p.m., the funeral procession will be continued with Dzuhur prayer and a congregation prayer for the late first lady at Cikeas.

At 13:30 p.m, the funeral ceremony of Ani Yudhoyono's body at the Cikeas Hall will be proceeded to the Kalibata Heroes Cemetery in South Jakarta.

Previously, the body of Ani Yudhoyono had arrived at Halim Perdanakusuma Airport Jakarta, Saturday, 22.00 p.m. local time. The body was flown by a military heavy transport plane, VIP L-100-30 Hercules A-1314.

A number of ministers, leaders of Democratic Party, politicians and families welcomed the body of the Indonesia's First Lady from 2004-2014 Kristiani Herrawati.

Kristiani Herawati, a daughter of Sarwo Edhie Wibowo, or Ani Yudhoyono died in Singapore on Saturday at 11.50 local time.

Ani Yudhoyono suffered from blood cancer and was being treated at the National University Hospital, Singapore, since February this year.

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