Indonesia’s fourth president Abdurrahman ‘Gus Dur’ Wahid died at the age of 69 on December 30. Widely respected for his commitment to religious tolerance and pluralism, he was known for his way with words and his love of jokes. He often used the offhand remark ‘Why sweat it?’ (Gitu aja kok repot?) to dismiss issues he considered unimportant.
Kompas – January 2, 2010