Soeharto died at the age 78 today after being treated for almost a month in Pertamina Central Hospital, Jakarta. An official report from the team of doctors presented the time of death was 01.10 PM local time. Soeharto was the 2nd President in 1968 after the parliament put mandate over him to held the Indonesia’s government. He then became the longest Indonesia’s President ever until now.

The next is a short description about Soeharto in Wikipedia:

Suharto (June 8, 1921–January 27, 2008) was an Indonesian military leader, and the second President of Indonesia, holding the office from 1967 to 1998.

Suharto was born in a small village near Yogyakarta, Central Java during the era of Dutch colonial control. His ethnic-Javanese peasant parents divorced not long after his birth, and he was passed around several foster parents for much of his childhood. After a brief and an unsuccessful stint as a bank clerk, Suharto joined the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army in 1940. During the Japanese occupation of Indonesia, Suharto served in various Japanese-organised Indonesian security forces. He joined the newly formed Indonesian army during Indonesia’s independence struggle where he rose through the ranks to command a garrison against Dutch offensives at the Republican capital of Yogyakarta.

Following Indonesian independence, Suharto rose to the rank of Major General. An attempted coup on 30 September 1965 was countered by Suharto-led troops, [2] which the army blamed on the Indonesian Communist Party and led a violent anti-communist purge that killed between 500,000 and one million people.[3] Suharto wrested power from the weakened incumbent and founding president, Sukarno, and was inaugurated President in March 1968. Over the three decades of his “New Order” administration, Suharto constructed a strong militarist central government. An ability to maintain stability and an avowedly anti-Communist stance won him the economic and diplomatic support of the United States and the West during the Cold War. For most of his three-decade rule, Indonesia experienced significant economic growth and industrialization.[4]

Against the backdrop of Cold War international relations, Suharto’s “New Order” invasion of East Timor and the subsequent 24 year occupation resulted in an estimated 102,800 deaths.[5] By the 1990s, the New Order’s authoritarianism and widespread corruption—the Suharto family are accused of embezzling as much as $35 billion[6]—was a source of much discontent. Popular, military and political support for Suharto’s rule eroded dramatically following the devastating effect of the Asian financial crisis on Indonesia’s economy and standard of living. Suharto was forced to resign from the presidency in May 1998 following mass demonstrations. Suharto lived his post-presidential years in near seclusion. Attempts to try him on charges of corruption and genocide failed due to his poor health. His legacy remains hotly debated and contested both in Indonesia and abroad.

Like many Javanese, Suharto had only one name.[6] In contexts where his religion is being discussed he is sometimes called Haji or el-Haj Mohammed Suharto, but this Islamic title is not part of his formal name or generally used. The spelling “Suharto” has been official in Indonesia since 1947 but the older spelling Soeharto is still frequently used.[6]