JAKARTA - Former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono delivered a statement through the popular microblogging site Twitter on Friday warning his successor President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo against becoming a tyrant.
Yudhoyono said that Jokowi and other state leaders in the world should be careful about only wanting their orders to be implemented and their statements to be agreed on.
"A leader who always want his actions and words being followed could unwittingly become a dictator or tyrant," Yudhoyono said in one of his Twitter feeds from his handle @SBYudhoyono.
He also called on leaders to not abuse their authority since ultimate power belonged to the Almighty.
"He could take away the power from anybody, anytime," Yudhoyono.
While he was the country's president, Yudhoyono's Twitter feed sat in third place with 5.06 million followers, after United States President Barack Obama (@BarackObama) with 43.7 million and Pope Francis (@Pontifex) with 14.1 million.
Currently, @SBYudhoyono is followed by 6.3 million subscribers.