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Wednesday, 16 Rabiul Awwal 1441 / 13 November 2019

Jokowi: Habibie is a stateman respected by people

Rabu 11 Sep 2019 20:33 WIB

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FOTO DOKUMENTASI. Mantan Presiden BJ Habibie menghadiri pembukaan Sidang Tahunan MPR Tahun 2017 di Kompleks Parlemen, Senayan, Jakarta, Rabu (16/8/2017).

FOTO DOKUMENTASI. Mantan Presiden BJ Habibie menghadiri pembukaan Sidang Tahunan MPR Tahun 2017 di Kompleks Parlemen, Senayan, Jakarta, Rabu (16/8/2017).

Foto: Antara/Akbar Nugroho Gumay
Former President BJ Habibie passed away at the age of 83 on Wednesday (11/9) evening

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID,  -- President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) expressed his condolences for the passing away of the third President of the Republic of Indonesia, Prof BJ Habibie, at the Gatot Subroto Army Hospital (RSPAD) on Wednesday (11/9) this evening.

Jokowi conveyed his impression of the figure of BJ Habibie during his lifetime. Jokowi said Habibie is a statesman that respected and admired by the people of Indonesia, particularly by the leader of Indonesia.

Habibie, said Jokowi, was a former President that was a former President who did not hesitate to provide solutions to the problems and challenges faced by the Indonesia both in terms of economy or nation. Sometimes, Habibie visited the Presidential Palace to discuss problems and provided solutions.

"Or I came to Pak Habibie's house. I think he is a statesman that we respect," explained President Jokowi.

Jokowi also knew Habibie as a world-class scientist and father of technology for Indonesia.

Habibie passed away at the age of 83 on Wednesday (11/9) evening at 18.05 local time. Habibie has been treated in RSPAD since on Monday, September 1.

Habibie is well-known as a prominent scientist and engineer that served the nation as a Technology and Research Minister in the era of President Soeharto. Then, Habibie elected as a Vice President of Indonesia accompanying President Soeharto.

The reform movement of Indonesian students caused the fall of President Soeharto followed by Habibie's election as president of Indonesia in May 1998.

 

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