Prabowo visits Soeharto`s cemetery

Prabowo visits Soeharto`s cemetery

Prabowo (ANTARA FOTO/Seno)

Karanganyar, Central Java (ANTARA News) - Presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto on Sunday visited former president Soehartos cemetery in Karanganyar, Central Java, on Sunday.

He visited Soehartos grave at the Astana Giribangun cemetery in Matesih in concurrence with the anniversary of the former presidents death.

On the occasion he met with his former wife, Siti Hediati, who is also Soehartos daughter and her older sister Siti Harijanti Rukmana.

Prabowo along with his success team held prayers led by a cleric at the cemetery.

Siti Hediati as a Golkar Party functionary has expressed support to Prabowos bid for presidency.

With regard to Prabowos visit to her fathers cemetery Mbak (sister) Titiek as she is called said that Prabowo had often done it.

She said many people loved Soeharto including Prabowo who is now running for president with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyonos former chief economic minister Hatta Rajasa as his running mate.

Prabowos delegation also included Golkar Party chairman Aburizal Bakrie and chairmen of other political parties that supported him.

In the election on July 9, Prabowo would compete against Joko Widodo who pairs with former vice president Jusuf Kalla.

reporting by bambang dwi marwoto