Former Indonesian President Abdurrahman Wahid dies

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Indonesia’s former president Abdurrahman Wahid, better known as Gus Dur, died in Jakarta’s Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital on Wednesday. He was 69 years old.

Hospital director Doctor Akmal Taher said Gus Dur died from complications of kidney and heart problems. The former president had been undergoing regular dialysis for some
time. He was hospitalized last week after traveling in East Java.

Thank you, Gus Dur, for teaching us a unique democracy. An Indonesian way.

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