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Farewell cleric of pluralism

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Thu, December 31 2009 | 08:15 am
Farewell cleric of pluralism

PREMIUM JP/J. AdigunaFestive preparations to part with 2009 quickly turned into mourning on Wednesday as the nation bid farewell to its cleric of pluralism, Indonesia’s fourth president, Abdurrahman Wahid.

The measure of a man affectionately known as Gus Dur came not from the stream of somber faced dignitaries which arrived at the Cipto Mangunkusumo hospital in Central Jakarta or legions of mourn...