Sunday, 27 January 2008

Cambodian deputy premier visits ailing Soeharto

Cambodia's Deputy Prime Minister Sok An speaks to journalists after visiting Indonesia's former president Suharto at Pertamina hospital in Jakarta January 26, 2008. Suharto has been in the hospital since suffering from multiple organ failure on January 4.REUTERS/Crack Palinggi (INDONESIA)


Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Sok An presented flowers to and prayed for the recovery of former President Soeharto when he visited ailing former president Soeharto at Pertamina hospital here Saturday.

Sok An came to the hospital at about 18:00 local time in a Mercedes Benz car in the company of Cambodian Ambassador to Indonesia Khem Buneang.

The visit only lasted 30 minutes.To the press, Sok An said he was in Jakarta to lead a Cambodian delegation to attend a Centris Democration International (CDI) meeting but had taken the opportunity to visit Soeharto.

Sok An and Khem Buneang said they had also met Soeharto`s children.Asked about Soeharto`s condition, Sok An said there was an improvement in Soeharto`s health. "Soeharto`s face was quite bright."Khem Buneang said they had also conveyed a message from Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen.(*)

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