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Obituary: HS Dillon, friend and visionary

  • Makarim Wibisono and James Kallman

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Jakarta   /   Wed, September 25, 2019   /  08:09 pm
Obituary: HS Dillon, friend and visionary Harbrinderjit Singh Dillon. (JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

Harbrinderjit Singh (HS) Dillon was more than just our respected colleague at FIHRRST; he was also our much-loved friend and a continual source of inspiration. He was a man of principles, as we all know, always courageously fighting for the alleviation of poverty as well as battling corruption. It was thus cautionary that his passing on Sept. 16 should come the day before the passage of a bill many believe will wither the nation’s antigraft body, as if reminding us to stand by that august body in continuing the fight to uproot corruption in this country. Interlinked with corruption, he also believed that injustice and discrimination are primal causes of poverty. He consistently noted the importance of “people-driven” development, wherein all regulations formulated, institutions established and technology generated and transferred are driven by the needs and capacitie...

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