Sad news, Former Minister of Environment in the Suharto Era, Sarwono Kusumaatmaja Dies in Penang – Sad news is back. Former Minister of the Environment during the New Order era, Sarwono Kusumaatmaja, passed away on Friday (26/5/2023).

Sarwono died in Penang, Malaysia at around 15.14 local time. This news was shared by Member of Commission I DPR Christina Aryani.

“We, the extended family of the Golkar Party, feel deep sorrow for the passing of our senior figure and senior, Mr. Sarwono Kusumaatmadja,” he said in a statement received in on Friday (26/5/2023).

Apart from serving as a minister during the Soeharto and Abdurrahman Wahid leadership eras, Sarwono is also known as a senior politician from the Golkar Party.

Christina said Sarwono’s track record, both in the executive and legislative branches, was a good role model for the young party cadres.

“Which at the same time inspires and becomes an example for us, young cadres of the Golkar Party,” he said.

He revealed that Sarwono had taken part in the legislative body, the DPR from DKI during his 2004-2009 period.

“He is a calm person, has integrity, extensive knowledge, is a very disciplined and responsible person,” he said.

Furthermore, Christina prayed that Sarwono would have the best place with God Almighty and conveyed his condolences to the Sarwono family.

“We all pray that the deceased will be given the best place in the presence of the Almighty God, reunited with his late wife who has gone before and for the family left behind to be given strength and perseverance,” said Christina.

Previously, Sarwono was listed as Minister of Administrative Reform and Minister of State for the Environment of Indonesia during President Soeharto’s era. Then during Gus Dur’s leadership, Sarwono served as Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of Indonesia during the Gus Dur era.

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