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(hɑˈbi bi)
Bacharuddin Jusuf, born 1936, president of Indonesia since 1998.
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Malaysian Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah today paid a courtesy call on former Indonesian President Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie.
To improve the quality of Human Resources (HR), Gorontalo Governor Rusli Habibie has cooperated with the President University of PT Jababeka Tbk.
Habibie who went on to become the third President of Indonesia after the downfall of "the father of development", President Soeharto.
When Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie launched his memoir Detik-Detik Yang Menentukan (Decisive Moments) in September 2006, a book based on his daily notes taken during his short-lived presidency, it captured huge public attention in Indonesia.
It starts by following the Australian ambassador as he goes to meet President Habibie three days before Christmas in 1998.
Habibie, his handpicked successor, replaced him only to face massive protests and rioting.
It analyzes examples of borrowing from political speeches of former President Habibie and current President Abdurrahman Wahid (Gus Dur).
According to the reports, Wahid emphasized that he wants the bidding to take place "competitively." The reports said Bukaka had won the project because the bidding was held under the Habibie administration.
The organization, called "The Habibie Center", is to focus on developing a "tradition of democracy" in Indonesia.
Certainly, Indonesia's two most recent ex-presidents, Soeharto and Habibie, do not appear to be amused.
Following the resignation of Suharto as Indonesia's president in May 1998, his successor, Habibie, moved to placate a restive international community.
President Bacharuddin Habibie is also under scrutiny for staging the East Timorese vote that rejected Indonesian rule and chose independence.