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Selasa, 30 November 2010

Buton the new host of FKN VIII royal festival in 2012

On the 28th of november 2010 during one of the royal festivals of Indonesia;the Festival Keraton Nusantara VII in Palembang,which took place from 26-28 november;Sultan La Ode Muhammad Izat Manarfa has been chosen as the host of the next FKN in 2012.
So it will take place at a later defined date in the city of Baubau;the former capital of the Buton sultanate.

Donald
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Senin, 29 November 2010

President Susilo Bambang Yudhyono also of royal blood

Before I always thought, that the present president of Indonesia;President Susilo Bambang Yudhyono;was the first real civil president;besides the so-called interim presidents President Abdurrahman Wahid (of a clan of religious leaders) and President Bacharuddin Yusuf Habibi (of a family related to South-East Sulawesi royalty).

But now I discovered, that the present Indonesian president is also of royal blood.
Maybe he do not use his nobility title Raden because he wants to profile himself as a real civil president.
His in 2001 died father (the president is the only child) was the military officer Letnan Raden Soekotjo,who married for the 2nd time with Siti Habibah from Blitar (same area, where president Sukarno comes from);the daughter also of a military officer.
Raden Soekotjo lived since 1930 in Pacitan;the area,where his clan comes from. In the there lying city of Ardjosari (capital of the sub-district of of Tegalambo) Raden Susilo Bambang Yudhyono was born at the 9th of september 1949;109 days before Indonesia received it's complete independence from Holland.
The father of Raden Soekotjo was Raden Imam Badjoeri and this nobleman was a son of Raden Kasanpuro,who was a naib, or penghulu (religious leader) in Ardjosari.
Pacitan was before a part of the empire of Surakarta.
This Penghulu Raden Kasanpuro was a descendant of Pangeran Buwono Keling of the Majapahit dynasty (who before in name ruled the total area of Indonesia) and his wife Raden Mas Kustiloh,who was the direct descendant of a Bendara Raden Ayu,so high royal daughter of Sultan Hamengku Buwono III of Yogjakarta(ruled as Prince-regent 1810-6-11-1811 and kept that title until 6-11-1812;then from 1812-died 3-11-1814 sultan
(born ca. 1770).
So after the first president of Indonesia;President Achmed Soekarno,who was via the father side descendant of an emperor of Majapahit and via the mother's side belonging to to the Bali nobility and even had as one of his wives a princess of Bolaang-Mongondow (Manoppo dynasty/in North-Sulawesi) and the second president President Suharto (who via his mother Sukirah was a descendant of Sultan Hamengku Buwono V of Yogjakarta 1822-26/28-55;he looks very much like this sultan) married a princess of Mangkunegaran in the Surakarta area;now we have a 3rd long ruling Indonesian president, who has his roots in the Indonesian royal families.

That he will continue to rule his people like a good thing;that means a true caring father of his people. Until now he shows much of that talent.

Sources:
Tempo magazine,facebook Susilo Bambang Yudyono and other sources.

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