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RI Ambassador to Qatar, NU figure Rozy Munir dies at 67

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Tue, February 23 2010   /  10:58 am

Indonesian Ambassador to Qatar Rozy Munir, a leading figure in the country’s largest Muslim organization, Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), and a former minister during Abdurrahman Wahid’s administration, died Monday morning aged 67.

“Father died at 7:50 a.m.,” his son, Avianto Muhtadi, was quoted as saying by Antara state news agency on Monday.

Munir, who had been diagnosed with liver cancer a month ago, was treated at Pelni Hospital in Jakarta for about three weeks.

His remains will be flown to Mojokerto, East Java, for burial.  

A graduate from the University of Hawaii and a lecturer in economics at the University of Indonesia, Munir was appointed investment and state-owned enterprises minister by then president Wahid, his superior at NU. He was also a member of the National Censorship Agency.

Munir was known among NU members as the man behind th...