Abdurrahman Wahid

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Abdurrahman Wahid

Abdurrahman Wahid (born Abdurrahman ad-Dakhil; 7 September 1940 - 30 December 2009), colloquially known as Gus Dur, was an Indonesian religious leader and politician. He was the 4th President of Indonesia from 1999 to 2001.


  • On being appointed president: "This is an ideal team. The president can't see and the vice president can't talk."
  • "You don’t realise that losing the presidency for me is nothing ... I regret more the fact that I lost 27 recordings of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony."

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