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Danke, Mr. President

  • Karina M. Tehusijarana, Marchio Irfan Gorbiano and Ghina Ghaliya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, September 12 2019   /  12:13 am
Goodbye: Former president Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie attends the Independence Day commemoration at the House of Representatives complex in Jakarta on Aug. 16, 2011.(JP/Ricky Yudhistira)

Goodbye: Former president Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie attends the Independence Day commemoration at the House of Representatives complex in Jakarta on Aug. 16, 2011.(JP/Ricky Yudhistira)Habibie led country to embrace democratic, open era after Soeharto Former president Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie died at the age of 83 at the Gatot Subroto Army Hospital (RSPAD) in Central Jakarta on Wednesday.Habibie had been in intensive care at the hospital for a heart condition for ten days.“Allow me on behalf of all the Indonesian people and government to express my deep condolences on the passing of Bapak Prof. B.J Habibie at 6:05 p.m. at RSPAD Gatot Subroto,” President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo told reporters at the hospital on Wednesday night. “I think he was a statesman that we should take as an example and role model in life.”The prominent engineer, born on June 25, 1936, served as research an...