Jakob Oetama buried with military honors at Kalibata Heroes' Cemetery

Jakob Oetama buried with military honors at Kalibata Heroes' Cemetery

Former Vice President Jusuf Kalla led the state funeral procession of Jakob Oetama. ANTARA/Muhammad Zulfikar/am. 10/9/2020

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Kompas Gramedia cofounder Jakob Oetama, who passed away at 88, was laid to rest with military honors at the National Heroes' Cemetery in Kalibata, South Jakarta, on Thursday.

Oetama's grave is located at Block AA Number 339, according to Omat, one of the seven gravediggers involved in digging and preparing his grave.

Former Vice President Jusuf Kalla led the state funeral procession of this outstanding journalist of Indonesia.

Born in Jowahan Village near the Borobudur Temple in Magelang District, Central Java, on Sept 27, 1931, Oetama has bequeathed a journalism legacy for the nation.

He is widely known as the co-founder of Kompas and the Jakarta Post, Indonesia's two powerful media outlets.

Oetama passed away on Wednesday at 1:05 p.m. local time after being hospitalized for several days at the Mitra Keluarga Hospital, Kelapa Gading, Jakarta.
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