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/ 27 January 2008

Indonesia’s Suharto slips into coma

Former Indonesian president Suharto, who has been in hospital in a critical condition for more than three weeks, has lapsed into a coma for the first time, one of his doctors said on Sunday. Suharto (86) was rushed to hospital on January 4 suffering from various heart, lung and kidney problems.

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/ 13 January 2008

Doctor gives Suharto ’50-50 chance’

Indonesia’s former president Suharto, who ruled the country for more than three decades, is in a ”very critical condition” after almost all his organ functions failed, his doctor told a news conference on Sunday. Mardjo Soebiandono, chief of the medical team treating the 86-year-old at a Jakarta hospital, said there was only a 50-50 chance that he could survive.