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Veteran economist Satrio Budihardjo "Billy" Joedono dies at 84

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Jakarta | Mon, April 17, 2017 | 07:44 pm
Veteran economist Satrio Budihardjo Satrio Budihardjo (Tempo/file/Rini PWI )

Veteran economist and former trade minister Satrio Budihardjo "Billy" Joedono passed away on Sunday. He was 84 years old.

Billy was buried at the Giritama Tonjong Cemetery in Parung, West Java.

“He had received treatment at Medistra Hospital for 10 years,” Billy’s secretary, Rubijanto, said on Monday as quoted by tempo.co.

He was born in Pangkalpinang, Bangka Belitung, on Dec.1, 1932.

(Read also: Former finance minister famous as ‘Mr. Clean’ passes away at 77)

Billy was trade minister during Soeharto's New Order regime. He served as trade minister from 1993 to 1995. He chaired the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) from 1998 until 2004.

He was also a member of the advisory council of the Habibie Center in Jakarta. (mar/bbs)

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