‘Habibie & Soeharto’ tells real story between two Indonesia’s former presidents

A new book titled 'Habibie & Soeharto' launched at the Habibie Center in South Jakarta.
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‘Habibie & Soeharto’ uncovers the real story of the relationship between the two late former Indonesian presidents who fell out with each other during the last turbulent days of Soeharto’s presidency in 1998 before Habibie supplanted him as president.

Andi Makmur Makka, the book’s author, is a former journalist and worked for the Research and Technology Ministry when Habibie was president. 

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Andi has also written ‘Who Betrayed Soeharto: Testimonies of B.J. Habibie and 10 of His Last Ministers’ and ‘Ainun Habibie: Unforgettable Memories From Her Closest Friends.’

“I want people to know how Soeharto and Habibie got close. I wrote about Habibie’s entry into the Soeharto government and his eventual rise as vice president,” Author Andi Makmur Makka said.

Ummi Lulu
Journalist at News Asia Today. From Indonesia. I write about life, tech, and business related topics happening in Asia.