BONSERNEWS.com – Gerindra Party politician Desmond Junaidi Mahesa passed away on Saturday (24/6/2023).
The news of the death of the former 98 activist was confirmed by member of Commission VI of the Republic of Indonesia DPR, Andre Rosiade.
Andre Rosiade said that Desmond Junaidi Mahesa breathed his last at the Mayapada Hospital (RS), Jakarta on Saturday morning.
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Desmond Junaidi Mahesa’s body is planned to be buried at the funeral home on Jalan Saco 1, Ragunan, Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta.
Andre Rosaade added, after being laid to rest, Desmond Junaidi Mahesa’s body will be buried at Al Azhar Karawang.
“Yes (Desmond died),” said Andre Rosiade.
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Desmond Junaidi Mahesa, who breathed his last on Saturday morning, is a Gerindra politician who served as Deputy Chair of Commission III of the DPR.
Reporting from the Gerindra website, Desmond Junaidi Mahesa was born in Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan on December 12, 1965.
The public began to recognize Desmond when he became one of the victims of pro-democracy activists being kidnapped in 1997/1998.
At that time, Desmond Junaidi Mahesa was one of the activists and students who fought for justice and democracy during the New Order government under Suharto.
Desmond, who is currently sitting in the DPR chair, made his way to Senayan after he won 103,837 votes from the Banten II electoral district (dapil).
Desmond Junaidi Mahesa has also won the electoral district in the 2019 Legislative Election (Pileg).