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Jakarta Post

SBY awards medal to his own wife

  • Adianto P. Simamora

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, August 13 2011   /  01:59 pm

First Lady Ani Yudhoyono expressed pride after receiving one of the country’s highest awards from husband President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, and pledged to continue dedicating her life to the country, including to always be at the side of the President.

She received the Bintang Republik Indonesia Adipradana medal for her “extraordinary services” to the country, which brings with it certain honors, including the right to be buried at Kalibata National Cemetery.

“With this honor, I will work better for the nation. There is a lot that I can do both directly and indirectly to help the country,” Ani said after the award ceremony at Merdeka Palace.

Presenting the medal to her, Yudhoyono looked nervous and had diffi culty pinning the medal on his wife’s chest.

He tapped her arm lightly as she stood at the head of the line of recipients after awarding the...