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Jakarta Post

Govt names six Muslim figures as heroes

  • Marguerite Afra Sapiie

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, November 9 2018   /  02:34 am

Proud grandson: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, accompanied by Vice President Jusuf Kalla (right), congratulates Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan (second left) on his grandfather, AR Baswedan, being posthumously declared a national hero for his contribution to the fight for independence. The award ceremony was held at the State Palace in Jakarta on Thursday. (JP/Seto Wardhana)President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has bestowed national hero titles on six historic freedom fighters, all of whom had strong Islamic backgrounds during their lifetimes, as part of the the commemoration of National Heroes Day, which falls on Nov. 10.The six late public figures, whose honor plaques and awards were received by their heirs during a ceremony at the State Palace on Thursday, were recognized for their services helping the country during the fight for
independence.The figures included Abdurrahman Ba...