Former Indonesian President Habibibi died at the age of 83 in a hospital in downtown Jakarta, according to the latest news from the Jakarta Post on November 11.
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Baharudin Yusuf Habibibi was born in 1936 in Sulawesi Barre, Indonesia. After graduating from Bandung Institute of Technology, he went to the Asian Deep Technical College of Federal Germany for further study. He received his doctorate in engineering in 1965. Habibibi has worked for many years in the aircraft manufacturer of the Federal Republic of Germany, and has rich experience in aviation technology. In 1973, he returned to Indonesia at the invitation of Indonesian President Suharto to serve as the Presidents scientific and technological adviser. He is an expert in Indonesian aviation industry and science and technology. In 1982, he was awarded the Mahatra Adipaladana Medal by the Indonesian Government.
In 1983, Yusuf Habibibi was selected by Aviation and Space Technology Weekly as one of the ZI scientists with the greatest achievements in aviation and space technology. He was awarded the Grand Air Cross by Spain, the Royal Cross by the Netherlands and the Grand Cross by Italy. In 1986, he was selected as one of the three Asian engineering and technical experts by the National Engineering Institute of the United States, and was absorbed as an academician by the National Engineering Institute of the United States. Habibibi is closely related to Suharto and is the Vice President chosen by Suharto. Under pressure from opposition forces, Habibibi said he would not be in office until 2000 and that the current government was transitional. He also announced that general elections would be held within six months to one year. Habibibi said his current task was to drive the wheel of reform, and then abdicate. On May 21, 1998, President Suharto of Indonesia announced his resignation, and Vice President Habibibi succeeded President of Indonesia as stipulated in the Constitution.
Source of this article: Global Network Responsible Editor: Liu Yuxin_NBJS7825