Prominent historian Des Alwi dies at 82

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Des Alwi Abubakar, the prominent historian who was the adopted son of Indonesia's first vice president, Mohammad Hatta, died early Friday morning in Jakarta.

“I have received word from [former vice-president] Try Soetrisno's aide and I am going to the funeral home,” Eminent Persons Group Indonesia-Malaysia member Musni Umar said as reported by Antara news service....

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