The 3rd President of the Republic of Indonesia, Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie, popularly known as BJ. Habibie passed away at the Gatot Soebroto Army Central Hospital, Jakarta, Wednesday afternoon (11/9). President Joko Widodo said the government and all the people of Indonesia are in deep condolences for the passing of BJ. Habibie. The president arrived at Gatot Soebroto Army Hospital five minutes after BJ Habibie passed away. He also prayed for the families left behind to be endowed with patience and patience. Habibie could continue in his lifetime.
“Innaa lillaahi wa innaa ilaihi rooj’iuun. May I on behalf of all the people of Indonesia and the government convey our deep sorrow, condolences, for the death of Prof. B.J. Habibie, at 18.05 West Indonesia time at the Gatot Soebroto Army Hospital. Hopefully the family left behind is given patience, and can continue what is aspired by Prof. B.J. Habibie during his lifetime,” said Joko Widodo.
Furthermore President Joko Widodo recalls B.J. Habibie as a statesman that should become a role model in the daily life of the nation. Joko Widodo frequently discusses various national problems with B.J. Habibie. For him, other than being the 3rd President of Indonesia, B.J. Habibie is also a scientist and the father of Indonesian technology.
Meanwhile, in a separate place, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno conveyed, the Government asked the people of Indonesia to hoist the Red and White flag at half-mast as a statement of Indonesian grief over the death of BJ Habibie. The appeal was conveyed not only to the public, but also to all government offices and state institutions, both at home and abroad.
“We invite the public to hoist the Red and White flag at half-mast until September 14, 2019. So we will set a three-day national mourning until September 14,” said Pratikno.
Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie, born in Parepare, South Sulawesi, June 25, 1936, died after undergoing intensive care since September 1, 2019. (VOI/NDY/AHM)