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Merdeka.com – Chairman of the Press Council Prof. Azyumardi Azra will be buried in the Main National Heroes Cemetery (TMPNU) Kalibata, Jakarta South, Monday (19/9).

“Information from the family of Prof. Azra will be buried at TMP Kalibata, Blok Z, Monday, September 19, 2022. The funeral time is waiting for further confirmation,” wrote the message received in Jakarta, Sunday (18/9).

Professor Azyumardi Azra’s personal secretary, Vemi Nurbaini, confirmed that Azyumardi’s body would be buried at the Kalibata Heroes Cemetery (TMP), Jakarta.

“You received the Mahaputera Star, so you want to prepare it for the Heroes Cemetery,” said Vemi at the funeral home in Ciputat Timur, South Tangerang, Banten, as quoted by Antara.

Vemi said he was preparing all the files for the funeral of the Chairman of the Press Council and Professor of UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta.

Vemi informed that at this time Azyumardi’s body was still in the hospital in Malaysia.

“Indeed, at this time you have not been able to return to the country, the last ‘update’ was indeed still in the hospital and still with Mr. Ambassador Hermono (Indonesian Ambassador to Malaysia),” said Vemi.

However, he admitted that he had not received further information about the exact time Azyumardi’s body arrived in the country.

Azyumardi Azra died at Serdang Hospital, Selangor, Malaysia, Sunday at 12.30 local time after being treated since Friday (16/9) due to health problems he experienced during a working visit to Malaysia.

Azyumardi is a Muslim scholar who made many achievements before being elected as Chairman of the Press Council for the period 2022-2025. He was just appointed to lead the Press Council last May.

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