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Wimar Fights for Democracy

Wimar Witoelar’s consistency in fighting for democracy with his idealism and critical thinking but always conveyed politely and humorously, will be his legacy.

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Wimar Witoelar

JAKARTA, KOMPAS - Wimar Witoelar, a figure who had consistently fought for democracy, passed away at the age of 75 at 08.56 on Wednesday (19/5/2021) at Pondok Indah Hospital, Jakarta. The thoughts of the former spokesperson of Indonesia’s fourth president, Abdurrahman Wahid, were idealistic and critical but still conveyed politely and often humorously, a legacy he leaves that will not be forgotten.

The news of the death of the man who was born on July 14, 1945, was conveyed by the president director of the InterMatrix Communication Consulting Bureau, which was founded by Wimar, Erna Indriana. Wimar died of sepsis or an infection throughout the body, causing him to experience multi-organ failure.

Editor:
Syahnan Rangkuti
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