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Jakarta Post

Former governor Ali Sadikin, freedom fighter SK Trimurti die

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, May 21 2008   /  10:44 am

ALI SADIKIN Former Jakarta governor Ali Sadikin died in Singapore at 6:30 p.m. local time Tuesday after five weeks of treatment at Gleneagles Hospital. Around the same time, another prominent figure, Surastri Karma Trimurti, one of the country's remaining freedom fighters, died of an illness at Gatot Subroto Army Hospital in Central Jakarta. She was 96. Ali's eldest son Boy Sadikin said his father had liver and gallbladder problems, compounded with a complication resulting from a kidney transplant he underwent in China last year. "He went to Singapore for a regular check, but later doctors also found other health problems," Boy said at Ali's residence on Jl. Borobudur in Menteng, Central Jakarta. Ali was 80, and is survived by his second wife, five children and 13 grandchildren. His first wife, Nani Arnasih Sadikin, died in 1986. Boy sa...