Biography - A Short Wiki
For three decades, this Golkar Party politician served as President of Indonesia. Earlier in his life, he was the Indonesian Army’s Chief of Staff and the Secretary General of Indonesia’s Non-Aligned Movement.
The child of Javanese peasant parents, he grew up in a largely unstable environment, though he found some semblance of a family life while in the care of his brother-in-law and older sister. In his mid-twenties, he married Siti Hartinah; the couple raised seven children.
How did Suharto die?
|Cause of death||Sepsis|
|Age of death||86 years|
|Birthday||June 8, 1921|
|Death date||January 27, 2008|
|Place of death||N/A|
|Place of burial||N/A|
I always remember the teachings of our ancestors: respect for God, teacher, government, and both parents. Even after I became president, I have not changed in this matter in the slightest. I hold these teachings in high esteem, and I believe in their truth.Suharto
I would like here to announce to all Indonesian Muslims that I, as a private citizen, am prepared to take charge of the massive national effort of zakat collection… From now on, I am personally willing to receive zakat payments made in the form of money orders from every single Muslim in the country.Suharto
To take over a government through military force would create instability, and it would not last for long. I do not want to leave a legacy of having taken over the government through military means. It has never occurred to me to have a coup d’etat.Suharto
Religious freedom is one of the most fundamental of human rights because religious freedom comes from the dignity of the human being as God’s creature.Suharto
I was born in Indonesia and will die in Indonesia.Suharto