Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X

Dec 16th, 2006, in IM Posts, by

The Sultan of Yogyakarta does not plan to take a second wife.

Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X, the governor of the Special Region of Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta (DIY), and the head of the Yogyakarta Kraton and the sultanate of Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat, says, as a man, he would like to have more than one wife but he is afraid of doing so.

Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X
Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X

Polygamy, HamengkuBuwono also admits, was a common practice of his predecessors but he fears that he would not be able to fulfill the requirements of Islam for polygamy, that is, in being fair to both/all wives. The problem, he says, is that he cannot be sure of the feelings of the women involved, even though he might believe that he has acted fairly he cannot guess how his wives will adjudge his actions.

It's hard enough with one wife, the Sultan says, he hurts her feelings without knowing exactly what he has done wrong. He said: [1]

When thinking about it like that I don't want to be polygamous even though my religion, Islam, allows a man to have more than one wife, up to four.

Another factor he said was that women today were a lot more independent than in the past and they demanded to be treated the same as men.

Finally, he said that if it were announced that he taken a second wife he was sure that the palace would be quickly surrounded by angry women demonstrators. He was "owned" by the people and couldn't just do whatever he liked.


17 Comments on “Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X”

  1. avatar diandoank says:
    December 17th, 2006 at 7:16 am

    Good point that the man can feel they have done fairly but not the wives :)
    Good Sultan…

  2. avatar Fanglong says:
    December 17th, 2006 at 4:58 pm

    The Sultan said

    He was “owned” by the people and couldn’t just do whatever he liked.

    Wasn’t Aa Gym ?

  3. avatar Bradlymail says:
    December 18th, 2006 at 8:45 am

    The leader must set a good example. No wonder everybody respecting you Sir!

  4. avatar adamaholic says:
    December 18th, 2006 at 9:14 am

    Now that’s what I call a KING! Long live the Sultan!

  5. avatar Tomaculum says:
    December 18th, 2006 at 1:23 pm

    Fanglong,
    No, AA Gym was and is owned by his personal thoughts and beliefs.

  6. avatar Ihaknt says:
    December 18th, 2006 at 2:21 pm

    The Sultan said

    It’s hard enough with one wife, the Sultan says, he hurts her feelings without knowing exactly what he has done wrong

    heheheeh :D, I am sure the male population agress with him!

    Guys, that’s true right? I admit I sometimes make my hubby’s life a living hell. Well, good ol ye Sultan. I do hope you dont have to eat your words one day though.

  7. avatar pupil says:
    December 18th, 2006 at 3:35 pm

    But thats my Sultan!

    Long Life Sultan!!

  8. avatar oyan29 says:
    December 20th, 2006 at 3:12 pm

    Sultan said:

    he would like to have more than one wife but he is afraid of doing so

    I wonder how Ratu Hemas feels about such a disrespecting comment.. BAHHH

  9. avatar Eben says:
    December 29th, 2006 at 2:03 pm

    Wow. I totally respect this guy.
    Were I his wife, I would totally be turned-on by his response.
    What a Sultan…what a Sultan.

  10. avatar Beklager says:
    January 30th, 2007 at 10:05 pm

    You are a truly leader. Long live Sultan!

  11. avatar Andrew says:
    January 31st, 2007 at 5:21 am

    Guys, that’s true right? I admit I sometimes make my hubby’s life a living hell. Well, good ol ye Sultan. I do hope you dont have to eat your words one day though.

    Ihaknt: YIKES!

    just kidding :)

  12. avatar Bin Camel says:
    April 1st, 2007 at 10:55 pm

    Stupid egoist king, doesn’t help ladies who are in need.

  13. avatar yanti says:
    February 13th, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    I think sultan is a modern king that spend his whole life with only one wife. And he can proof it. If God gives him a chance to be a leader of Indonesian people, I hope that he will take a better tracks so that it would be recorded and written as one of Indonesian history. And I hope that Indonesian people will get a better social welfare and live in peace. Congratulation!

  14. avatar zekky says:
    May 29th, 2009 at 4:01 am

    I guess he’s honest, although I don’t know how his wife took his desire to want a madu!

  15. avatar Yanti says:
    June 18th, 2009 at 11:40 am

    I hope Sultan HB X and Queen Hemas will always happily ever after. And as our president before, gossips always come and gone during their leadership period. and they used to made great decision when there was any conflict in domestic affairs or international affairs. And it had written in Indonesian History.

    Talking about Indonesian history, I hope Sultan HB X can find out the truth behind 1965 Tragedy. Because we already know that history, whereever it happened, not only black or white. So, I think we must put every person who involved in that tragedy at the right place and no manipulation in it.

    Because, as a moslem and a good Indonesian citizen, we have responsibility to our country and especially to Allah SWT.

  16. avatar kamariah says:
    July 6th, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Just came back from visiting yogjakarta and learn about this Sultan and his ancestors. Fasinating! Wonder what is the Queen’s comment?

  17. avatar Baethy says:
    November 2nd, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Does anyone know how to get the “Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X” & Sunan Solo address or any other form of communications?



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