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National scene: Former minister Adi Sasono dies at 73

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, August 15 2016   /  08:58 am

Adi Sasono - AntaraA prominent figure in Indonesia’s cooperative movement, Adi Sasono, passed away on Saturday at the Mayapada Hospital in Cilandak, South Jakarta. He was aged 73.

He served as the cooperatives minister under Indonesia’s third president, Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie, from May 1998 to October 1999 before being replaced by Zarkasih Nur.

Sasono was born in Pekalongan, Central Java on Feb. 16, 1943. He was married to Mala Maria and blessed with five children and 11 grandchildren.

He graduated from the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) after studying civil engineering.

He was known to be active in several organizations, including the Indonesian Cooperatives Council (Dekopin), the Indonesian Muslim Intellectuals Association (ICMI) and other Islamic and economic organizations.

On his 70th birthday celebration in 2013, he launched a book e...