Indonesian people were surprised by the news of the death of the First Lady of the Republic of Indonesia for the period 2004-2014, Ani Yudhoyono at the age of 67 years. The wife of the 6th President of the Republic of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono passed away in treatment at Singapore's National University Hospital on Saturday afternoon (02/06) at 11.50 Singapore time after the last four months, she struggled with blood cancer she suffered.Ani Yudhoyono's body on Saturday night was rested at the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore and then taken to Jakarta that night to be rested again in Puri Cikeas, Bogor, West Java before being buried at Kalibata Heroes Cemetery in East Jakarta on Sunday afternoon (2/6).As a former First Lady, Ani Yudhoyono was polite and modest, sympathetic to the people of Indonesia and the world. President Joko WI dodo expressed deep condolence. Besides, expressions of condolence were also conveyed by several world’s leaders, such as President of Singapore, Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia and also Heads of foreign representatives in Indonesia as well as the Indonesian community at home and abroad. In addition, several state officials, including community leaders and the general public were seen at home and cemetery to express their deep sorrow to the family of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and to give final respect to the late Ani Yodhoyono.Kristiani Herrawati, better known as Ani Yudhoyono, has great attention to education and environment. While accompanying Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in his duties as president, Ani Yudhoyono showed high concern for the education through the Smart Car and Smart House program. That is the education care program initiated by Ani along with the wives of the ministers of United Indonesia Cabinet (KIB). The establishment of Smart Houses and Smart Cars has become a means of education for people outside formal schools. The facility serves as a place of learning and library to foster interest in reading. In addition to the Smart Indonesia program, there have been several programs initiated by Ani Yudhoyono such as Green Indonesia, Indonesia Care, Healthy Indonesia, and Creative Indonesia.Tigers die leaving stripes; elephants die leaving ivory. Humans leave names. Ani Yudhoyono leaves sweet memories that will continue to be remembered for good. During her life, Ani Yudhoyono dedicated her life to humanitarian values; she was active in eradicating illiteracy, developing national crafts, empowering and prospering families, especially women and children. For services and great dedication to the nation and state, in 2011, the Indonesian government awarded the Bintang Mahaputra Adipradana Award to Ani Yudhoyono.
Goodbye Ani Yudhoyono!