Third Indonesian president BJ Habibie dies

by BERNAMA/ pic by AFP

JAKARTA – Third Indonesian president Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie or BJ Habibie (picture), died at the Gatot Sobroto Armed Forces Hospital due to various health problems faced.

According to his son, Thareq Kemal which was quoted by local media, the former president died at 6.01 pm (West Indonesian time) after undergoing intensive treatment by a team from the Indonesian Presidential Doctors after being admitted to hospital since Sept 1.

BJ Habibie, 83, was the third Indonesian president, succeeding President Soeharto and held the post from May 21, 1998 to Oct 20, 1999.

Previously, in March 2018, BJ Habibie had also undergone intensive treatment in Munich, Germany due to various complications relating to the heart, liver and asphyxia.