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01 January 2010

Gus Dur, I love you

Former President Abdurrahman Wahid (known as Gus Dur) has died on December 30, 2009 at 18:45 in Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital (RSCM) Jakarta, because of illness. This is the most shocking news in Indonesia. Why? Because, Gus Dur is a teacher of the nation, guardian of democracy and justice, always emphasize the importance of togetherness between the majority and minority, inter-ethnics and inter-religious, so that Indonesia become a great nation. If you have more time, please also read this.

I am a Chinese who lived and has became an Indonesian citizen since my Grandfather, and what I said about him is NOT because he has gone, but truthfully from the deepest of my heart. Mr. Gus Dur, the leader of my heart, I pray your soul rest in peace. My tear is for you and I love you full.

Remember...! Charisma of a leader is a gift from God. Unlike the leaders who want to look "authoritative" because that is something that can be conditioned, so impressed (look like) authoritative person.

28 comments:

  1. I'm here to wish you a very good new year 2010. Thank you for being my friend.

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  2. Deepest Condolences to the people of Indonesia on the passing on of this great leader.

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  3. Deep condolence for him..may he rest in peace with the grace of Allah, he's great person.

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  4. Sincere condolences are on it's place here indeed. Gus Dur stood out by his open mind and tolerance, his efforts to be fair to all ethnic and religious minorities - Jews included.

    His modernity and often humurous even excentric style made him often run ( far) ahead of his flock...

    May he rest in peace.

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  5. HoneyBUZZ, TT Tan, Mama Hilda,

    Thank you for your comment. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all. Wishing the best for next year.

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  6. Colson,
    Thank you for your comment

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  7. A great lost not only to the Indonesian, but the entire world. Deepest condolence to his family. May he rest in peace.

    p/s: Happy New Year!

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  8. Thanks to GUSDUR..really appreciate his action of allowing the Chinese New Year as an optional public holiday and also allow Chinese Character to be displayed in public..thanks a lot and u are really a great leader..^^

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  9. Hi Tikno. I commented earlier, but it seems to have gone missing. I greatly admired Gus Dur.

    All the best for the new year.

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  10. Dr Sam, thank you. Hapy New Year to you too.

    Anonymous, indeed he is a great leader.

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  11. Neil, thank you.
    I have to activate "comment moderation" since I got many spam comments. I have checked out the list of pending comment for moderation, but I can not find of your earlier comment.

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  12. Gusdur left many sweet memories for the people of Indonesia, the Indonesian people have lost a true hero

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  13. May your sorrow be short and your love for Gus Dur carry you through this painful time in your life.

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  14. May you have a very Happy New year Tikno.. God bless you :)

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  15. M8malone, thank you, but the new era has much better.

    Tamela, thank you. Happy New Year to you too.

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  16. my condolences to the people of Indonesia. may he rest in peace.

    Happy New Year my friend! may you have a fruitful 2010.

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  17. Rossel, thank you and Happy New Year to you too.

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  18. Thanks for your email Tikno. I am attending to it separately, but I am happier to be able to visit your site, read your post and comment. This is a great tribute to a great statesman and I join you in saluting him.

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  19. Rummuser, thank you very much !

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  20. What a nice contribution!

    Here also to wish you a Happy New Year :-)

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  21. My deepest condolences for him and the family he left. My Mom and Dad are ones of his biggest fans as well...

    Thanks for visiting my blog, Pak Tikno :)

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  22. RennyBA, thank you. Happy New Year to you too.

    Sheilla, you're welcome.

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  23. He was so great....

    Mas Tikno, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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  24. Prihandoko, thank you. Merry Christmas & Happy New year to you too.

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  25. Yup..., I love Bapak Bangsa...!

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  26. Tary, Terimakasih atas komentarnya.

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