Indonesia's Suharto dies

Former president passes away after being critically ill for more than a month.

    Suharto, centre, ruled Indonesia for
    over 30 years[GALLO/GETTY]
    Suharto was forced to step down in 1998 amid riots and mass pro-democracy protests sparked by the Asian economic crisis in 1997.

    His illness had fuelled a debate over whether to push ahead with legal action against him for alleged corruption during his term as president.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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