President Scolds Children for Sleeping During His Speech

President SBY Scolded Kids for Sleeping During His Speech

From VIVA:

SBY Scolds Children Sleeping During Speech

SBY stopped his speech for about 3 minutes to scold.

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) was annoyed when the audience fell asleep during his speech. After several incidents in the past, this incident of people falling asleep occurred at the height of 2012’s National Children’s Day.

“Please wake those who are asleep, there are one or two over there,” said president SBY at the height of the 2012 National Children’s Day celebration in Keong Mas IMAX Theatre, Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, East Jakarta, Wednesday, August 29, 2012.

Keong Mas or 'Golden Snail' IMAX Theatre at Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Jakarta

Keong Mas or ‘Golden Snail’ IMAX Theatre at Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Jakarta

SBY scolded while pointing to the chairs occupied by about 581 children. Those kids were comprised of madrasah students, regular students, and pesantren students. According to one committee member, the students had been at the event’s location since 8 a.m. SBY’s event, however, was held two hours later.

“The kids have been here since 8 o’clock. That includes singing, performing, etc.,” said an organizer who declined to be named.

The scolding occurred when President SBY was talking about how a child can excel to become an accomplished person in the future. After starting his speech for about 3 minutes, the President paused and then asked to wake the sleeping children.

After the scolding, SBY continued his speech. “Let us take care and take custody of our children with love and full responsibility. Primarily for our children who are in a golden age; golden age is the age from birth to eight years old,” said SBY.

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) pointing.

In his speech, the President stressed that fostering excellence to children has to be with whet, love, and care so that they can grow into intelligent individuals with noble, honest, honorable, polite personality, and good work ethic.

“Let’s provide them with good and balanced nutrition so they can physically grow healthy and strong, have high intelligence, and tough mentality,” said SBY again.

This is not the first time President SBY has scolded the audience. Last time it happened was when the President gave a public lecture to the military ranks and police officers at the Army Cadet School in Bandung on Friday, June 29, 2012.

In that speech, the President scolded seven cadets in the front row because they continued talking during SBY’s speech.

Comments from VIVA:


If only Mr. SBY opened his speech with a SUPER greeting, surely there would be no one falling asleep. The speech was too monotonous; therefore it was less interesting to children. [The President should] learn how to interact with children.


Nothing was important from the content of your speech, honourable Mr. President. Those were just kids. They needed a break since they were there since morning. That’s why if you want to make a speech or do anything, the content needs to interesting to listen to. Don’t just talk without proof/substance.

odjystudio@Odjy Fadhil:

Wow. These are just children, mister. Physically, they have to sleep more. What you must fix is not their sleepiness, but their nutrition, their free health treatment…the funds for which are eaten by your friends and fellow officials.


How can he scold the children? It’s only natural for the children to fall asleep because they do not like to listen to speeches. If one listens to a speech then usually one tends to fall asleep regardless of whom person is. It’s certainly possible that his subordinates only keep their eyes open thinking that they do not want him to get angry.


As time goes by, he looks more and more like Kim Jong Il….

alexania.100706@Alex Yosua:

It’s only natural that the speech of this person who’s only interested in saving face will have many people falling asleep. The President can only talk… without producing any results!


Even congressmen fall asleep during speeches… let alone children… :D


Oh uncle, why didn’t you use hand puppets during your speech? So they wouldn’t get bored.


A child only listens to a speech for a maximum of 10 minutes, bro. Give them a more constructive and educational game for the remainder of the event. It’s as if you were never young before, bro…


I’m wondering if you’re brave enough to scold the congressmen who fall asleep, sir? If it’s only children, even I am brave enough to scold them .. hehehehe


Mr. BY should not have had a speech but should have sung wearing a clown costume. Especially if there was a water balloon fight, kids would have definitely loved it :D


Even the old people fell asleep, let alone the kids. Might as well watch Si Madun [a children’s TV series]


The speech for the children sounded like a drug salesman …


The intention was good but the method was wrong. He should’ve done it in a more subtle way. But it’s only natural since SBY was a trooper. Everything must be firm and tough.


They were bored… all talk no action… or maybe it was the quality of the speech ….


The children already knew which part was important, which needed to be listen to, and which parts they could fall asleep for. They were tired. So it is more important to get some sleep to accumulate the energy to build this country …..

That was a sign that the speech was boring. The children did not admire him. [Why did the President give] elementary school children a state speech … hahahaha


Well they’re only children, Sir. They were tired.


It’s human nature to get sleepy and to fall asleep … not a big deal. Especially since they were just kids. Let them be ….

What do you think? Were the children being inconsiderate? Or was it the president?

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) with peace sign.

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