A state funeral for Abdurrahman Wahid, Indonesia’s former president has been held at his birthplace East Java.
Wahid, more commonly known as Gus Dur, helped put the country onto the path to democracy, following the fall of Suharto.
He was Indonesia’s fourth president, and also gained a reputation for religious tolerance and reformist policies.
Flags were flying at half mast as a sign of respect for Wahid, who died in hospital on Wednesday evening aged 69 due to complications arising from diabetes and
In a nationally-televised address, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the president, called on Indonesians to pay Wahid their “highest respects”.
SOURCE : http://english.aljazeera.net