Deputy for Data and Information Analysis of Balitbang DPP Democratic party Syahrial Nasution said the story of the United States (US) involved in the victory of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) from 2004 presidential election god-level hallucinations.
“In my opinion, the story that says the US government was involved in winning SBY-JK is a god-level hallucination. Such accusations are very dangerous,” Syahrial said when confirmed, Wednesday (28/9).
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Syahrial said that the husband of the late PDIP Ketum Megawati Soekarnoputri, Taufik Kiemas, was the one who suddenly made a statement that the Indonesian Army had been controlled by the US, two days before the second round of the 2004 presidential election.
“Through a relative of Teuku Umar’s family, two days before the second round of the 2004 presidential election, Bang Taufik Kiemas said that the Army had been controlled by America,” he said.
According to him, Taufik Kiemas’ statement does not match the facts. He said the senior figure of the Indonesian National Student Movement (GMNI) Suko Sudarso once asked SBY about the impression of the TNI AD’s impartiality towards the SBY-JK pair in the 2004 presidential election.
Responding to the question, according to Syahrial, SBY answered that the Army Chief of Staff at that time Ryamizard Ryacudu was a friend and could establish direct communication with him.
Previously, PDIP Secretary General Hasto Kristiyanto confirmed that US foreign interests were the trigger for the rift between SBY and Megawati.
Hasto’s statement confirmed the story of Nasdem Party politician Zulfan Lindan. In the Blasphemy program on the Detik.com YouTube channel, Zulfan said that the rift between Megawati and SBY started with a phone call from US President George W Bush.
When he was President of the United States, Bush, by telephone, had asked Megawati to support Indonesia’s military aggression against Iraq. However, Megawati refused because Indonesia had its own foreign interests.
“What Bang Zulfan Lindan said is correct,” said Hasto when confirmed, Wednesday (28/9).
Hasto said Megawati actually had a good personal relationship with Bush. However, Megawati has a foreign policy that is at odds with the US.
According to Hasto, because of this, US support then turned to SBY in the 2004 presidential election.
“Most of Megawati’s foreign policies are not in line with the national interests of the United States. On this basis, the preference of the US police force has shifted to SBY,” he said.