The death of Kompas Gramedia cofounder Jakob Oetama, makes Jusuf Wanandi, vice-chair of the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) board of trustee, expressed his grief.
Known that Jusuf and Jakob worked together, along with other colleagues, to establish The Jakarta Post in 1983.
Jusuf stated the role of Jakob in establishing the Kompas daily newspaper in 1965, and since that, Jakob becomes one of the giants of the Indonesian newspaper industry.
Jusuf said in a written statement on Wednesday that Kompas played a big role in educating the nation.
“Kompas played a big role and he was one of the best educators in the country.”
And he also hopes that the future generations in Kompas will be able to preserve and maintain Kompas as the legacy of Jakob.
As information, Jakob died on Wednesday at the age of 88, at Mitra Keluarga Hospital in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta.
He will be buried at the Kalibata Heroes Cemetery in South Jakarta on Thursday.
Jakob was born in Magelang, Central Java, on Sept. 27, 1931. He started his career as a teacher and later founded Kompas Gramedia, one of the country’s largest media and publishing companies, in 1965 with his colleague P.K. Ojong, who died in 1980.