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Soeharto: The demise of a master

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Mon, January 28 2008 | 02:57 pm

PREMIUM Soeharto, the father of development, died quietly on Sunday at Pertamina Hospital. He was 86. Soeharto's rise to the peak of executive power began in 1968, in the wake of the abortive communist coup three years earlier. The ascension of the unassuming, quietly smiling general, the polar opposite of the charismatic and hugely popular founding president Sukarno, took many of his countrymen by ...

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