Former Indonesian president B.J. Habibie. Photo: AP

Former Indonesian president B.J. Habibie remembered for sweeping changes, after his death at age 83

  • The aeronautical engineer stepped in as Indonesia’s leader after the fall of strongman Suharto and ruled the country briefly in 1998 and 1999
  • He was credited with kick-starting reforms that put Indonesia on the path to democracy, and entered business after leaving politics
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Former Indonesian president B.J. Habibie. Photo: AP
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