The Jakarta Post
Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono, son of former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, visited former Jakarta governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama on Tuesday, as posted on his Instagram account @agusyudhoyono.
Agus uploaded a photo of a small note written by Ahok about his visit.
Pagi ini saya bersilaturahmi dengan Pak Ahok @basukibtp . Beliau menerima saya dengan sangat baik. Kami saling bercerita tentang kehidupan, dan saling mendoakan semoga ke depan kami berdua bisa menjadi manusia yang lebih baik, dan bermanfaat untuk orang banyak. Semoga kita memiliki kebesaran jiwa untuk dapat mengapresiasi karya dan jasa pemimpin terdahulu, sambil memberikan kesempatan dan mendukung pemimpin yang baru untuk dapat melanjutkan hal-hal yang sudah baik, dan memperbaiki segala yang belum baik. Yuk, kita bersatu membangun negeri... 🙏🙏🇮🇩🇮🇩
“This morning, I visited Pak Ahok. He warmly welcomed me. We talked about life and prayed for one another to be better people and to be useful to others,” Agus wrote.
He went on to say he hoped people could appreciate the service of their previous leader, as well as support and give a chance to the new leadership.
Agus, along with running mate Sylviana Murni, was one of the candidates for governor during the Jakarta gubernatorial election to challenge winning team Anies Baswedan and Sanidaga Salahuddin Uno, and incumbent Ahok and Djarot Saiful Hidayat. Agus and Sylviana lost the battle in the first round of the election.
Meanwhile, Ahok, via the note, thanked Agus for the visit and offered support to him and his family.
“I wish Mas Agus health, happiness, peace and prosperity. Greetings to Pak Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Bu Ani Yudhoyono,” the note read.
Ahok signed and dated the note Oct.17 in the Mobile Brigade Command Detention Center in Depok, West Java.
Ahok has been sentenced to two years in prison for blasphemy for suggesting that some people had abused a Quranic verse, Al-Maidah, when speaking to fishermen. (wnd)