Jakarta – A number of Indonesian National Army (TNI) soldiers began preparations ahead of the funeral of the 2004-2014 First Lady’s body at the Heroes Cemetery, Kalibata, Jakarta, Sunday (02/06/2019).
The tomb location for Ani Yudhoyono’s body is located in Block M Number 129.
Monitoring at the location, it appeared that TNI soldiers in red, white pants, and light blue berets had come near the grave area for Ani Yudhoyono’s body.
CG Manurung stated that he was an Army soldier assigned to a military funeral on the body of Ms. Ani.
He said that it was his first assignment.
“It was the first time this officer became an officer. From the battalion guarding the state protocol protocol to the Army. 10 people were shooters, six were flower bearers, one was a photographer. One shot (salvo),” he said.
In addition, there were also several other TNI soldiers who helped to tidy up the red carpet around the tomb site.
There are three tents around the tomb location, namely two for guests and one right above the tomb location for Ani Yudhoyono’s body.
There are also several bouquets around the location such as East Java Governor Khofifah Indar Parawansa, Social Minister Agus Gumiwang, Golkar Party politician Agung Laksono, and others.
Previously, the Chief Communication Officer of The Yudhoyono Institute Ni Luh Putu Caosa Indryani said that two ceremonies would be held ahead of the funeral of Ms. Ani’s body.
First, the funeral ceremony of Ani Yudhoyono’s body was carried out at the Cikeas Hall then a funeral ceremony at TMP Kalibata, Jakarta.
The funeral ceremony at Pendodo with ceremonial inspector Chairman of the House of Representatives Bambang Soesatyo, while the funeral ceremony at the Jakarta Kalibata TMP will be led by President Joko Widodo.
Kristiani Herrawati or known as Ani Yudhoyono is the First Lady of the Republic of Indonesia for the period 2004-2014. Ani died of blood cancer after being treated for four months at National University Hospital (NUH), Singapore.
Ani died at the age of 67, on Saturday 1 June 2019, 27 Ramadhan 1440 H, at 11:50 Singapore time.