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Indonesia bids farewell to its dear ‘Mr. Crack’

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Jakarta   /   Fri, September 13, 2019   /  08:26 am
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Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie, who dies at the age of 83, is taken to his final resting place at Kalibata Heroes Cemetery in South Jakarta, on Thursday where he is buried next to his wife Ainun.(TJP/Seto Wardhana)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo along with other country leaders and thousands of citizens attended on Thursday the funeral of former president Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie, who is remembered as a “genius” and “selfless” leader who broke the shackles that had chained the country during Soeharto’s authoritarian rule.  Habibie, who died at the age of 83 a day earlier, was taken from his home in Patra Kuningan, South Jakarta, to his final resting place at Kalibata Heroes Cemetery in South Jakarta, after midday where he was buried next to his wife Ainun. Vice President Jusuf Kalla, Religious Affairs Minister Lukman Hakim Saifuddin and former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono were also present with Habibie’s two sons, Ilham Akbar Habibie and Thareq Kemal Habibie at the funeral. “Rest well, Mr. Crack. Rest in peace, Indonesi...