Former Indonesian president Habibie dies at 83 after heart ailment treatment Sep 12, 2019 0 1162 12345 Jakarta: Former Indonesian president Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie died on Wednesday after being treated in a Jakarta army hospital for a heart ailment. He was 83. “I on behalf of the people of Indonesia and the government would like to express my deep sorrow for the passing of Professor BJ Habibie,” President Joko Widodo told reporters. “Mr Habibie was a world-class scientist, the father of Indonesian technological advancement and the third president of Indonesia,” Joko said. Last year, Habibie was admitted to the Starnberg hospital near Munich and underwent treatment for a leaky heart valve. Habibie studied engineering and worked in Germany before he returned to Indonesia in 1976 to help build the country’s technology and industry sector under the government of then-president Suharto. Habibie is credited with democratizing Indonesia after he took office as president to replace Suharto, who resigned under pressure in 1998 amid widespread unrest at the height of the Asian financial crisis. (dpa) RELATED ARTICLES Pakistan, 50 other nations demand UN action to end humanitarian crisis in Indian Kashmir Sep 12, 2019 0 232 Trump vows to hit Taliban ‘harder’ as US marks 9/11 Sep 12, 2019 0 224 Pakistan sees risk of ‘accidental war’ over Kashmir Sep 12, 2019 0 945 Suspected militant killed in Indian Kashmir amid autonomy crisis New Delhi: A militant in Indian-administered Kashmir affiliated to a Pakistani-based militant group was killed by security forces in the restive territory on Wednesday, police said. Asif Maqbool Bhatt belonged to .. Archbishop of Canterbury prostrates over 1919 India massacre Amritsar: Britain has never apologised for the 1919 massacre at Amritsar in India but the head of the Church of England prostrated himself to say sorry in a personal capacity. British troops fired on thousands of unarmed ..