My family and I extend our deepest condolences. I think this might be for his best
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Coordinating Minister of Maritime Affairs Luhut B Pandjaitan expressed his deep condolences on the passing of Indonesia's third president B.J. Habibie at the RSPAD Gatot Soebroto Army Hospital, Wednesday. "My family and I extend our deepest condolences. I think this might be for his best," he said in a statement received here, Wednesday.

He then hoped that Habibie's knowledge and virtue throughout his life could be emulated by a lot of people.

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"All of us who are alive can take the example of his good deeds and virtue," he said.

The former president passed away at 6.05 p.m. Wednesday, at the age of 83 at the hospital where he was being treated since September 1.

He was being looked after by a team of specialist doctors in various fields of expertise, including heart, kidney, and internal diseases.

The third president, who was born in Parepare, South Sulawesi on June 24, 1936, had previously been treated in Germany for a heart valve leak.

The declining state of his health prompted a number of the country's figures to visit Habibie at the hospital.

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Editor: Rahmad Nasution
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