Bogor (ANTARA) - The sixth President of the Republic of Indonesia Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) is planning o write the life story of his late wife who is also the First Lady of the Republic of Indonesia from 2004 to 2014 Kristiani Herawati or Ani Yudhoyono into a book.

"I want to write it, if God willing, to become the knowledge of our brothers and sisters," SBY said in his remarks during a final tribute to his late wife at Cikeas Hall, Bogor, West Java, on Sunday.

SBY sees the figure of Ani as an extraordinary woman. In his eyes, Ani is a noble figure, in the midst of his shortcomings and strengths.

"There is an ordinary human born with the name Kristiani Herawati, then Ani Yudhoyono, who is noble-minded, with all his shortcomings and strengths, doing good, being kind to others," he said.

SBY also described the figure of Ani as an inspiring figure. He said that his wife loved all the people of Indonesia, regardless of their background or religion.

SBY calls Ani a woman who upholds unity, harmony and brotherhood between religious groups.

Even so, said SBY, in his life journey Ani still often gets unpleasant treatment from fellow nationals.

"Although Ms. Ani is often bullied, slandered, but Ms. Ani remains patient because we strengthen each other's hearts," said SBY.

SBY also considered Ani as a tough and surrender figure. This was seen when he fought blood cancer that he suffered for the past four months.

The wife of the 6th President of the Republic of Indonesia, Kristiani Herrawati died in treatment at the National University Hospital (NUH) on Saturday (1/6) afternoon.

Ani Yudhoyono died while undergoing treatment for blood cancer at NUH, Singapore.

Today Ani Yudhoyono's body will be buried in Taman Makam Pahlawan Kalibata, South Jakarta.

Translator: Eliswan Azly
Editor: Bambang Purwanto
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