Thursday, 19 September 2019

Former Indonesian president B. J. Habibie laughs as he attends for a ICMI meeting at Bogor Palace in Bogor, Indonesia, August 12, 2017. Habibie, who came to power during the country's turbulent transition to democracy after former strongman leader Suharto stepped down in 1998, has died, his son said on Wednesday. Habibie, 83, had been suffering heart failure, Tariq Kemal Habibie. ANTARA FOTO/Puspa Perwitasari/ File Photo

Presidential guards carry the casket of former Indonesian President B.J. Habibie, who passed away this afternoon, at Gatot Soebroto Army hospital in Jakarta, Indonesia, September 11, 2019. An engineer by training, Habibie succeeded Suharto as Indonesia's third president only months after becoming his deputy, just as the country sank into a spasms of rioting and economic upheaval. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

A police officer guards as an ambulance carrying the casket of former Indonesian President B.J. Habibie who passed away this afternoon, leaves Gatot Soebroto Army hospital in Jakarta, Indonesia, September 11, 2019. He held power for 17 months until the late Abdurrahman Wahid became president and his tenure was marked by his agreeing to a referendum for the people of former Portuguese colony East Timor. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

Former Indonesian president B.J. Habibie shows a photo of himself and his N-250 aircraft 'Gatotkaca' after opening the photo exhibition 'Cinta Sang Inspirator Bangsa Kepada Negeri' at the Bank Mandiri Museum, Jakarta, Sunday, July 24, 2016. Habibie was also known for his quest to turn Indonesia into a technological powerhouse, including trying to develop a national aircraft industry. ANTARA FOTO/Muhammad Adimaja/file photo

Former Indonesian president B.J. Habibie prays at the grave of his wife, Hasri Ainun Habibie at the Kalibata Heroes Cemetery, Jakarta, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Indonesian troops invaded in December 1975 and the following year annexed East Timor as its 27th province. But Habibie abruptly changed longheld policy in January 1999 and said East Timor could have independence if it rejected autonomy within Indonesia. The East Timorese later voted for independence, unleashing a wave of violence. ANTARA FOTO/Rivan Awal Lingga/File Photo

Presidential guards carry the casket of former Indonesian President B.J. Habibie, who passed away this afternoon, at Patra Kuningan in Jakarta, Indonesia, September 11, 2019. President Joko Widodo, speaking at the hospital where Habibie was being treated, described Habibie as a "world class scientist and the father of technology in Indonesia". ANTARA FOTO/Sigid Kurniawan