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Indonesian first lady sorry for Instagram outbursts

Published on Jan 22, 2014 8:08 PM
 
Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono looks at his wife Ani Yudhoyono as they wait for the arrival of Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, on Sept 30, 2013. Indonesia's first lady apologised on Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014, to her hundreds of thousands of Instagram followers after a series of angry outbursts on the smartphone photo-sharing service. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

JAKARTA (AFP) - Indonesia's first lady apologised on Wednesday to her hundreds of thousands of Instagram followers after a series of angry outbursts on the smartphone photo-sharing service.

Ms Ani Yudhoyono has attracted around 310,000 followers since joining Instagram in April but has regularly caused a stir by lashing out at people who post critical comments under her photos, many of which are of her family.

But on Wednesday she sought to turn over a new leaf with her followers on the Facebook-owned service, apologising and urging people to continue sharing "stories and memories".

"I would like to thank all my followers for their encouragement, support and interactions on my Instagram account," the 61-year-old wrote on her account, beside a picture of a white flower.

 
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