Megawati formally greets SBY in Pancasila Day speech

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Wed, 06/01/2011 12:10 PM

Former president Megawati Soekarnoputri greeted her old political rival and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono during ceremony held to commemorate Pancasila Day in Jakarta on Wednesday. “Your Excellency, the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono…,” Megawati began her speech. Many guests at the event held at the House of Representatives building were seen smiling at Megawati’s gesture and mention of Yudhoyono.
The President and his wife Ani Yudhoyo also nodded and smiled in response to the greeting. Relations between Megawati and Yudhoyono have been strained in a number of past incidents. Tensions were initially reported when Yudhoyono resigned from a ministerial post he held in Megawati’s Cabinet in 2004, and challenged her in the 2004 presidential race. Since then, both leaders have rarely been seen attending the same state events and have never talked to each other.

– Former president Megawati Soekarnoputri greeted her old political rival = mantan presiden Megawati menyapa rival politik lamanya ..
– during ceremony held to commemorate Pancasila Day = selama upacara untuk memperingati hari pancasila
– Your Excellency = yang mulia …
– Megawati began her speech = megawati memulai pidatonya (began = V2 from begin)
– Many guests at the event held at the House of Representatives building were seen smiling at Megawati’s gesture = banyk tamu pada acara yang diadakan di gedung DPR melihat senyum pada gesture (bahasa tubuh) megawati
– The President and his wife Ani Yudhoyo also nodded and smiled in response to the greeting = presiden dan istrinya juga menganggk dan tersenyum dalam merespon sapaan
– Relations between Megawati and Yudhoyono have been strained in a number of past incidents = hubungan antara Megawati dan SBY telah menegang dalam sejumlah insiden masa lalu
– when Yudhoyono resigned from a ministerial post = ketika SBY mengundurkan diri dari pos menteri
– challenged her in the 2004 presidential race = menantangnya (Megawati) dalam pertarungan/pemilihan presiden 2004
– since then, both leaders have rarely been seen attending the same state events and have never talked to each other = sejak itu, kedua pemimpin jarang terlihat menghadiri acara yang sama dan tidak pernah berbicara satu sama lain

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