Two Former Presidents Invited to June 1 MPR Session

Senin, 09 Mei 2011

Former President Megawati Soekarnoputri has agreed to attend a plenary session of the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) on June 1 to commemorate the promulgation of the state ideology of Pancasila exactly 66 years ago by one of the nation’s founding fathers, Soekarno.

MPR Vice Chairman Hajriyanto Y Thohari said here Monday Megawati had indicated her readiness to attend the June 1 function to an MPR delegation that had visited her at her residence in Jakarta to invite her to the MPR session.

"Ibu (Mrs) Megawati also stated her willingness to deliver a speech at the plenary MPR session," Hajriyanto said.

The MPR leadership would also come to former President BJ Habibie’s residence to invite him to the same June 1 MPR meeting. Habibie, who was Indonesia’s third president, was also expected to address the plenary MPR session.

Apart from the two former presidents, the MPR leadership would also invite three former vice presidents to the June 1 plenary MPR session, namely Try Sutrisno, Hamzah Haz, and Jusuf Kalla, Hajriyanto said.

At the MPR plenary session, the former leaders would be given an opportunity to express their hopes and voice their views on how to respond to the nation’s present conditions and problems. KOMPAS.com

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