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Former editor and diplomat Susanto Pudjomartono passes away

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, January 14, 2015   /  09:57 am

Former chief editor of The Jakarta Post Susanto Pudjomartono died at the age of 71 in Jakarta at 3 a.m. on Wednesday.

Susanto, a co-founder of the Editors' Club, lived with diabetes and had undergone dialysis for several years.

Susanto started his journalistic career with Tempo magazine after graduating from Gadjah Mada University'€™s School of Social Sciences in 1966.

He left Tempo for The Jakarta Post and served as its second chief editor, replacing Sabam Siagian, who had been appointed the ambassador to Australia in 1991.

After serving as chief editor, Susanto was appointed by president Megawati Soekarnoputri in 2003 as ambassador to Russia. He served until 2008 when he was replaced by Hamid Awaluddin, former law and human rights minister.

His body is scheduled to be laid to rest at Giritama Cemetery in Bogor, but no details on the time of burial have been made public as yet.

His body was laid out on Wednesday morning at the family home at Jl. Batu Ampar IV No. 32, RT 10/RW 03, Condet, East Jakarta. (hhr/dic)