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Gus Dur, I love you

Gus Dur
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 that impressed as (look like) authoritative person.


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

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

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

  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.

  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.

  6. Colson,
    Thank you for your comment

  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!

  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..^^

  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.

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

    Anonymous, indeed he is a great leader.

  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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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.

  19. Rummuser, thank you very much !

  20. What a nice contribution!

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

  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 :)

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

    Sheilla, you're welcome.

  23. He was so great....

    Mas Tikno, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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

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

  26. Tary, Terimakasih atas komentarnya.

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