The President, the sultan and the duke

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (second left), accompanied by First Lady Ani Yudhoyono (left), congratulates Yogyakarta Governor Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X (center) – accompanied by his wife, GKR Hemas (second right) – and Deputy Governor Pakualam IX (right) after the inauguration of Yogyakarta Governor and Deputy Governor at the Yogyakarta State Palace of Gedung Agung on Wednesday. The recently enacted Law No. 13/2012 regarding Yogyakarta’s special status stipulates that the governor and deputy governor of the province are the ruling sultan of Yogyakarta palace and duke of Pakualaman principality, respectively. (Antara/Setpres-Abror)

Source: Jakarta Post, 10-10-2012


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