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Jakarta Post

Senior journalist and ‘Post’ founder dies

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, March 24 2013   /  09:36 am

Farewell: Willy Septiana (second right), the wife of veteran journalist and founder of The Jakarta Post Muhammad Chudori, and his daughter, author Leila S. Chudori, scatter flower petals on his grave at Karet Bivak public cemetery in Central Jakarta. (JP/P. J. Leo)Senior journalist and one of The Jakarta Post founders, Muhammad Chudori, died at his home in Bogor, West Java, on Saturday. He was 86.

He was buried at the Karet Bivak Cemetery in Central Jakarta the same day.

His daughter, Leila S. Chudori, a senior journalist with Tempo magazine, said Chudori’s physical health had failed since he broke his femur in a fall.

“He needed to have two operations on his thigh and his health had been worsening since,” she said as quoted by

Born in Indramayu on Dec. 24, 1926, Chudori worked at the Antara news agency from 1956 to 1983, covering in economic...