Asia Pacific Sep 11, 2019

Former Indonesian President Habibie dies at age 83

Former Indonesian President Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie, who allowed democratic reforms and an independence referendum for East Timor following the ouster of the dictator Suharto, has died. He was 83. His unpopular presidency was the shortest in modern Indonesia's history, but was transformative. Habibie's son, Thareq Kemal ...