Suharto
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Suharto | 1921-2008

Suharto is seated third from left in this undated family photo. Though he is credited with improving living standards for many Indonesians, he also divvied up the national economy among his six children and his cronies, amassing a family fortune estimated at $40 billion. (Associated Press)
Suharto and daughter Siti Hardiyanti Rukmana bid farewell as they board a plane in Yangon, Myanmar, where they paid a diplomatic visit in 1997. (Emmanuel Dunand / AFP)
Hutomo “Tommy” Mandala Putra kisses his father’s hand during a family pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, in November 1997. The son was later sent to prison for embezzling millions of dollars and orchestrating the murder of a Supreme Court justice, but Suharto himself was never prosecuted. (Associated Press)
Siti Hardiyanti Rukmana, better known as Tutut, and her father cast ballots in Jakarta during general elections in 1997. (Denis Paquin / Associated Press)
A man allegedly shot by authorities lies on the ground in Jakarta as riot police move down a street May 14, 1998. After students seeking economic and political reform launched small demonstrations the previous February, the protests began attracting a larger following. On May 12, the shooting of six students in the capital sparked riots that claimed 500 lives. Nine days later, abandoned by his generals and civilian loyalists, Suharto announced his resignation and handed over power to Vice President B. J. Habibie. (Achmad Ibrahim / Associated Press)
In the days leading up to Suharto’s resignation, rioting left many businesses burned and looted. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Suharto announces his resignation on May 21, 1998, as Vice President B.J. Habibie, right, looks on. Habibie was later sworn in as president. (Charles Dharapak / Associated Press)
Indonesians celebrate Suharto’s resignation outside parliament. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
On the first anniversary of his ouster, the former leader takes part in Friday prayers at his residence. Suharto lived out his retirement on a leafy street in Jakarta, occasionally meeting with dignitaries who came to visit. (AFP/Getty Images)
The former president cuts a traditional rice dish during his 85th birthday celebration in June 2006. He is flanked by his daughters Siti Hardiyanti Rukmana, left, and Siti Hediyati Harijadi. (Associated Press)
In 2007, daughter Siti Hardiyanti Rukmana and an aide help Suharto at his 86th birthday celebration at his Jakarta home. (Associated Press)
A supporter holds a banner of Suharto outside a Jakarta hospital on Jan. 12, 2008. (Vincent Thian / Associated Press)
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