Suharto dead

From Reuters/Straits Times:

Indonesia’s Suharto has died: police

JAKARTA – INDONESIA’S former president Suharto, who ruled with an iron fist for 32 years, has died, a senior police official told reporters on Sunday at the hospital where he was being treated.

‘Indonesia’s second president Haji Muhammad Suharto has passed away at about 13.10,’ Major Dicky Sondani told reporters.

Mr Suharto was 86 years old, and had been in critical condition in a Jakarta hospital since Jan 4 suffering from heart, lung and kidney problems. His doctors said he suffered from multiple organ failure and went into a coma on Sunday. — REUTERS

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