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Bung Tomo, Natsir named national heroes

  • Desy Nurhayati

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Sat, November 8 2008 | 11:47 am

PREMIUM In an apparent bid to promote national reconciliation, the government on Friday named freedom fighter Sutomo and former prime minister Mohammad Natsir national heroes. The government also awarded hero status to the former chairman of the Indonesian Islamic Community (Persatuan Islam Indonesia), Abdul Halim. Sutomo, better known as Bung Tomo, led a heroic fight against British troop...