First Lady talks about important social role of women
Ani Yudhoyono: Kompas/Riza Fathoni
First Lady Ani Yudhoyono spoke about the important role of women in society at a meeting with female members of Nahdatul Ulama (NU).
She said that women are capable of turning negative things into positives.
"Lots of people admit that women are tougher than men," Ani said on Sunday during a commemoration to mark NU's 62nd anniversary as quoted by kompas.com.
"Women have their own character. They can easily adapt and are flexible, and they are also tenacious."
At the same occasion, Arief Rahman, a member of the National Awakening Party (PKB), took a photo of the First Lady as she was speaking to members of the NU.
The photo was circulated with a caption that read, "This is the way the NU greets a presidential candidate for 2014".
The caption refers to rumors that have been circulating over the past week that Ani could potentially be the Democratic Party's presidential candidate for the 2014 election.
Various members within the Democratic Party have raised the possibility that this might happen, although President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the party's chief patron, has repeatedly said that he would not nominate any member of his family to become a presidential candidate. (png)