JAKARTADAILY.ID - Chairman of the West Java PDIP DPD Ono Surono expressed pride as Megawati Soekarnoputri received an honorary professor title from the Seoul Institute of the Arts.
The former president and her entourage arrived in Seoul, South Korea on Sunday, May 8, 2022. Megawati was scheduled to attend the inauguration of South Korea's newly elected president, Yoon Suk Yeol.
At the same event, Megawati was also to receive an honorary professorship from the Seoul Institute of the Arts, or SIA.
"As a 'son' of Ibu Mega, I am very proud of her," said the Commission IV for the DPR RI, Ono Surono in a statement, on Sunday.
Ono said that Megawati's invitation to attend the inauguration and the honorary title is proof that Ibu Mega is an ally of South Korea. Furthermore, it shows that she is acknowledged not just by the people in Indonesia, but also by allied nations.
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"This invitation from the Republic of Korea is an honor and the title of Honorary Professor from SIA, is proof that Megawati is a friend to South Korea," said Ono.
According to a report from Pikiran-Rakyat.com, Megawati will be present at the inauguration of the new president, which is scheduled for Tuesday, May 10, at 10.30 local time. In the evening, Megawati will be attending a dinner hosted by President Yoon.
Megawati will also be attending bilateral talks with President Yoon on the next day.
The Seoul Institute is a prominent educational institution specializing in the Arts located in Ansan, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. The school has nurtured many graduates who are actively working in art-related fields within Korea as well as internationally.
Some of its recognizable graduates are Kim Seon Ho, Son Ye Jin, and Kim Ha-Neul. Singer from the 2PM group Wooyoung and comedian Yoo Jae-Suk are also among its alumni.
This article was translated from Pikiran-Rakyat.com's article titled "Megawati Soekarnoputri Terima Gelar Profesor dari Kampus di Korea Selatan, Ono: Sebagai ‘Anak’ Saya Bangga"