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Foreign envoys extend condolences over death of President Jokowi’s mother

  • Rizki Fachriansyah
    Rizki Fachriansyah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, March 26, 2020   /   12:28 pm
Foreign envoys extend condolences over death of President Jokowi’s mother Sujiatmi Notomihardjo, Indonesia president Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's mother, died at age 77 on Wednesday. (kompas.com/-)

Several foreign envoys in Indonesia have taken to social media to extend their condolences over the death of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s mother, Sudjiatmi Notomihardjo, on Wednesday.

Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Gary Quinlan offered his condolences on his official Twitter account, @DubesAustralia.

“Deepest condolences from myself and all Australians in Indonesia and at home to President Jokowi and his family on the very sad news of the passing of his mother, Sujiatmi Notomihardjo,” Quinlan tweeted.

Responding to the news of the Sujiatmi’s passing, South Korean Ambassador to Indonesia Kim Chang Beom also offered his condolences on Twitter.

“On behalf of the Korean Embassy and the Korean community, I extend my deepest condolences on the passing of Mrs. Sujiatmi Notomiharjo, mother of President Jokowi. May she rest in peace with the Almighty,” @changbkim tweeted, alongside a picture of Sujiatmi embracing Jokowi.

Meanwhile, British Ambassador to Indonesia Owen Jenkins tweeted his condolences in Indonesian on his official Twitter account, @DubesInggris.

“I’m very sorry about the passing of President Jokowi’s beloved mother, Sudjiatmi Notomihardjo. May she rest in peace,” Jenkins wrote.

Sujiatmi passed away at age 77 in Surakarta, Central Java on Wednesday, presidential spokesperson Fadjroel Rachman confirmed.

President Jokowi departed from Jakarta and arrived in Surakarta at 5:52 p.m. on Wednesday, the Presidential Palace press bureau said in a statement.

Jokowi said Sujiatmi had died from an illness she had suffered for the past four years and asked the public to pray for her. Her burial was scheduled for 1 p.m. on Thursday.