Jakarta (ANTARA) - President Joko Widodo led the funeral ceremony of the Indonesian First Lady from 2004 to 2014, Hj Kristiana Herrawati Yudhoyono or Ani Yudhoyono, at the Kalibata Heroes Cemetery, Jakarta, Sunday.

At the military ceremony, serving as Commander of Ani Yudhoyono's Funeral Ceremony, was Col Inf Yudha Airlangga, a commander of the Army special command.

While the Ceremony Officer was Brigadier General Herianto Syahputra.

The ceremony began with a report by the ceremony commander to the ceremony inspector before proceeding with the reading of the late's brief curriculum vitae.

Then the funeral ceremony was led by the ceremonial inspector before the drop of the corpse into the grave. Next is flower sowing event by the family.

After that, the hoarding of the burrow was symbolically by the family representatives followed by the grave officers.

Then laying a wreath by the ceremony inspector and family representatives.

On that occasion, the ceremony inspector and a family representative delivered speeches.

Then the ceremony was continued with a prayer and a final tribute to the deceased spirit led by the ceremony inspector.

The ceremony was closed by submitting a report by the ceremony commander to the ceremony inspector.

The Republic of Indonesia's First Lady of 2004-2014, Hj Kristiani Herrawati or Ani Yudhoyono who is the daughter of Sarwo Edhie Wibowo (an Indonesian military leader) passed away on Saturday, June 1, 2019 in Singapore.

Ani Yudhoyono has breathed her last breath after battling blood cancer since the last few months.

In addition to the family, present at the funeral were a number of civil and military officials, former state officials and representatives of friendly countries.

A number of figures present included HR Agung Laksono, Haryono Suyono, Budi Waseso, Budi Gunawan, Hasto Kristianto, Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto, Pramono Anung, Ganjar Pranowo.

In addition, Ridwan Kamil, Emil Salim, Khofifah Indar Parawansa, Lukman Hakim Saifuddin, General Tito Karnavian, Basuki Hadimujono, Hanif Dhakiri, Budi Karya Sumadi, Hidayat Nurwahid, Moeldoko, HS Dilon, Sinta Nuriyah Wahid, Yenny Wahid, Puan Maharani.

Also present was the third President of the Republic of Indonesia BJ Habibie, the Fifth President of the Republic of Indonesia Megawati Soekarnoputri, the Indonesian Vice President for the 2009-2014 Period Boediono and his wife, one of the Vice Presidents of the Soeharto era, Try Soetrisno.

At the end of the ceremony President Joko Widodo handed over the red and white flag to Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

Translator: Agus Salim/Eliswan Azly
Editor: Bambang Purwanto
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