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Jakob Oetama is ...

Born 27 Sep 1931 in Borobudur
Died 9 Sep 2020 in Jakarta
Age88 years, 11 months
Jakob Oetama
Jakob Oetama
Portrait of Jakob Oetama as the member of the People's Representative Council from Golkar in 1971.

About Jakob Oetama

Jakob Oetama born on 27 September 1931 in Borobudur. He is a citizen of Indonesia. Jakob Oetama was educated at Gadjah Mada University. He died on 9 September 2020 in Jakarta at age 88 years, 11 months.

He was an Indonesian journalist.

He has two children Lilik Oetama and Irwan Oetama.

Jakob Oetama has worked as a journalist.


On 22 August 2020, Oetama was admitted to Mitra Keluarga Hospital in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta, in a critical condition, suffering from multiple organ disorders. He lapsed into a coma on 6 September and died on 9 September at the age of 88 from multiple organ failure. His funeral procession was held on 10 September 2020 at Kompas Gramedia headquarters in Jakarta, broadcast live on Kompas TV and attended by 60 people in compliance with COVID-19 prevention guidelines. He was buried after a procession at Kalibata Heroes Cemetery in South Jakarta at the same day. The procession at Kalibata was led by former Vice President Jusuf Kalla.