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Indonesia's Habibie, president during transition to democracy, dies

Indonesia's Habibie, president during transition to democracy, dies

12.9.2019

Indonesia 's Habibie, president during transition to democracy, dies

Thousands of Indonesia ns gathered in Jakarta on Thursday to mourn former preside...

The 83-year-old Habibie had been suffering heart failure, his son Tariq Kemal Habibie told Metro TV late on Wednesday.

Taking over from Suharto, who had ruled the world’s most populous Muslim majority country with an iron fist for 32 years, Habibie held power for just 17 months.

In an abrupt change to longheld policy, he also agreed to a referendum for the people of former Portuguese colony East Timor, which had been annexed in 1976 following an invasion by Indonesian troops in December 1975. The referendum in 1999 resulted in a vote for independence and unleashed a wave of violence.

Speaking at the hospital shortly after Habibie passed away, President Widodo described him as “the father of technology in Indonesia”.

“His love for his wife was legendary,” wrote Kornelius Purba, a senior journalist for the Jakarta Post, in a column on

Reporting by Tabita Diela, Nilufar Rizki and Gayatri Suroyo; Editing by Ed Davies and Simon Cameron-Moore

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RIP Habibie. It’s a longtime since I met with Pak - he certainly helped industries develop in Indonesia and ensured a smooth transition from the Suharto era. Thanks to Habibie. Thanks to his Family. And Thanks to Jerman. Fl0r_Geneva F theres are dark completely, look like a perfect eclipse, and theres are on, she like the big ben without the cycle, the sapphire are wonderful, and the cats cross are out of order and came down alone. What's that mmm

He calmed the masses when trend was against the Chinese during transition and stabilized the Rubiyah, a great leader there are dark completely, look like an eclipse, and he are on, he like the big ben without the cycle, the sapphire are wonderful, and the cross are out of order and came down alone. What's that mmm

He was a President as well as a genius aircraft and made the foundation of democracy in Indonesia to look like today. Goodbye Mr. President 🙏 RIPBJhabibie RIP....BJ Habibie

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https://people.comGet the latest news about celebrities, royals, music, TV, and real people. Find exclusive content, including photos and videos, on PEOPLE.com. In a hospital the doctors will pick up on the slowed heart rate right away and take action. Not sure if the necessary equipment to cover things that could go wrong is available for home births. The important thing is that she had the birthing experience that she desired. Better to give birth like it’s 1880 than have all of those annoying fetal monitors and lifesaving equipment. Her stupidity and selfishness may have lifelong ramifications for her child.

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