Kristiani Herrawati, the wife of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the former President of Indonesia, has been in Singapore since February 2 for treatment for blood cancer.
The former First Lady, more commonly known as Ani Yudhoyono, is confined at the National University Hospital.
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, who is the chairman of the Democratic Party, made this known publicly in a press conference in Singapore on Wednesday, February 13, and asked for prayers for his wife.
“I ask for prayers from everyone that God will cure my beloved wife so that she can continue her activities back home.”
He also said, “As a husband, of course, I will remain at her side. I know that she is a strong person. She has accompanied me through thick and thin,” referring to the years that Ani supported him, particularly during his presidency, from 2004 to 2014.
In the press conference, Yudhoyono expressed his gratitude to Indonesian President Joko Widodo and to everyone who has extended their support.
President Widodo has told his medical team to collaborate with the Singaporean doctors in order to help Ani recover.
A spokesperson for the Democratic Party, Imelda Sari, has said that Ani is in “stable condition.” Sari added that the sons of the Yudhoyonos, Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono and Edhi Baskoro Yudhoyono, and their families, are also in the country waiting for medical results from the past week.
Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, as well as Indonesia’s President Joko and First Lady Iriana, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi and National Police chief Tito Karnavian, have all extended well wishes for Ani’s recovery.
The former First Lady, who is active on social media, posted a photo on Instagram of a card that one of her granddaughters made for her. It was captioned, “This card is made by Aira, my granddaughter who was on her shift to accompany me in the hospital. The 3 figures in the photo were made from bandaid. ????????you Aira.”