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Jakarta Post

Wiyogo, the anti ‘becak’ governor

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, October 21 2012   /  07:00 am

Last tribute: A detachment of soldiers escort the remains of former Jakarta governor Lt. Gen. (ret) Wiyogo Atmodarminto to his final resting place at the Kalibata Heroes Cemetery in South Jakarta, on Saturday. A veteran of the historic March 1, 1949, attack on Yogyakarta, Wiyogo served as governor from 1987 to 1992. He was 85. (JP/P.J. Leo)Jakarta waved an eternal goodbye to its former governor Lt. Gen. (ret.) Wiyogo Atmodarminto, who ruled the capital between 1987 and 1992. Wiyogo passed away on Friday at the age of 85.

According to his daughter, Ike Wiyogo Atmodarminto, the former governor collapsed after performing the maghrib (dusk) prayer at home and was rushed to the Metropolitan Medical Center Hospital on Jl. Rasuna Said, South Jakarta, but he died at 8:25 p.m.

Wiyogo is survived by his wife, three children, seven grandchildren and a great grandchild.

His rema...