Deputy House Speaker passed away
Marwoto Mitrohardjono, deputy House Speaker, passed away this afternoon at MMC Hospital, Jakarta from kidney problem. No detail information provided. A legislator from National Mandate Party (PAN), Marwoto died at 66. He was sworn in as deputy House Speaker in October 2009.
Detik.com reported that Marwoto died of kidney failure, but Kompas.com quoted Tjatur Sapto Edy, Marwoto's colleague from PAN, saying he died of heart attack.
Born in Klaten, Central Jakarta, in June 23, 1944, Marwoto graduated from University of Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, master degree from University of Indonesia, and PhD from State University of Jakarta (UNJ). Marwoto was a member of Banking and Finance Commission of the House of Representatives (DPR) in the period of 2004-2009.
According to Vivanews.com, Marwoto is close to Amien Rais, founder of PAN, and former speaker of People's Consultative Assembly (MPR).