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The fifth President of the Republic of Indonesia Megawati Soekarnoputri became the speaker in the national dialogue event organized by the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI). In his speech, he mentioned his retirement to become President or Vice President.
"A little intermezo then I was presented by the Secretariat of State for my retirement, strange, I think it was this way, still called the President's Mother, but the question is try, 'President would choose his pension is president and or vice president'," said Mega in LIPI Auditorium, 2nd floor, Jl Jenderal Gatot Subroto, South Jakarta, Tuesday (15/8).
Mega conveyed, if at the time he became Vice President, he was frank if he ever became Vice President. He thinks if it's weird having to choose one.
"So when I think it's strange, I think so if I choose a vice president whose presidential affairs are not recognized, if I choose a president, my Vice President is not recognized and the reality is so retired," Mega said.
Megawati was vice president in 1999-2001. Then, in 2001, Megawati rose to the presidency after a special session of the MPR impeached the fourth President KH Abdurrahman Wahid alias Gus Dur.
Finally Mega said, if he chose as president, because choosing only one. He also suggested to LIPI to research about retirement by choosing one position.
"So I said yes it's aja different aja retired president is the same Vice President is unique Indonesia loh, which also need by LIPI perhaps also researched, why so," explained Mega.
According to Mega, that is Indonesia uniqueness, which according to Mega feel strange. Because he got the facilities from the state to retire as President.
Mega also, continued his speech, he discussed about politics in Indonesia. Mega said, if he was thinking about Indonesian politics as well as where to go.
"So here is Pak Agus Widjojo from Lemhannas, I have talked to him that Lemhannas should be corrected that you are clear where he really wants to go if you talk about managing and then affirming to Indonesia what we have always been less stubborn. because research is vital to the development of an extensive and intensive research country needed to explore and optimize natural resources resources, "Mega said. [rnd]