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Ridwan Rasyid Baswedan passes away

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Ridwan Rasyid Baswedan passes awayRidwan Rasyid Baswedan passes away

News24xx.com - Jakarta governor-elect Anies Baswedan’s brother, Ridwan Rasyid Baswedan, passed away at age 44 at Cipto Mangunkusumo General Hospital (RSCM) in Central Jakarta on Saturday. He had been treated at the hospital since February following a heart attack.  

“Ridwan Rasyid Baswedan, a reform activist, has passed away at RSCM Jakarta at 12:50 a.m. on Saturday,” Anies’s spokesman Naufal Firman Yursak said as quoted by kompas.com on Saturday, May 28 2017.

Ridwan was taken to the hospital for medical treatment after he suffered a heart attack and experienced complications that had developed from other illnesses.

Anies said his brother had always been at his side during his gubernatorial candidacy, starting in the first round of the campaign, until he fell ill in late February.

“Please send prayers to my brother. He joined my campaign activities for the first round of the election before he was treated at the hospital,” Anies said.

Ridwan’s bodies was laid to rest at Tanah Kusir public cemetery in South Jakarta. A prayer for the deceased was held at Al-Azhar Grand Mosque before the burial.

Political figures attended the prayer. They included People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) Speaker Zulkifli Hasan and his deputy, Hidayat Nur Wahid, former energy and mineral resources minister Sudirman Said and Golkar Party politician Erwin Aksa.

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