The news came from the corps of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Today, Tuesday (19/5), the Indonesian Ambassador to Pakistan last exhaled breath, after battling burns 70 percent of that happened as a result of the fall of the helicopter he was riding in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan, two weeks ago.
Ambassador Burhan died after being evacuated from Pakistan to undergo special treatment at Singapore General hospital. Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno LP Marsudi felt the loss very deeply.
"Ministry of Foreign Affairs has lost one of its best diplomats, ambassadors burhan muhammad which closes age on May 19, 2015 at 00:50 local time at the Singapore General Hospital at the age of 58 years," said Retno Marsudi current foreign minister press conference at his office on Tuesday, (19/5).
"He left two sons along with him this time was in Singapore," he added.
The body of Muhammad Burhan ambassador will arrive in Jakarta this afternoon at 18:00 pm, then immediately taken to the Pancasila Building Ministry of Foreign Affairs to get a final tribute. Furthermore, the bodies were taken to Yogyakarta to final resting place
"Once again, on behalf of the Government and in particular on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, I would like to express condolences to the deepest on the death of the ambassador Burhan Muhammad," said Retno.
Ambassador Burhan previously had a career in the State Intelligence Agency (BIN). Its highest position as spying was Deputy First foreign affairs. Since 2012, the government asked Burhan held the position of ambassador in Pakistan.
Director of the Protection of Indonesian Citizens and Legal Aid Indonesia (PWNI and BHI) Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated Burhan Then Muhammad Iqbal was a respected diplomat intel background many circles. Including his new colleagues in Pakistan.
"From colleagues in Pakistan, all know and have the memory of Ambassador Burhan. That means, he managed to become ambassador reliable and dedicated to Indonesia," said Iqbal.
Pakistan helicopter crash that took some diplomats have killed 7 people including Ambassador Burhan own wife, Hery Listyawati Burhan. Hery bodies had been buried last week in Yogyakarta.
The Taliban had claimed was involved in the accident, after sending electronic mail to Reuters. "Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his allies are our main target," said a spokesman for the Taliban, Mohammed Khurasani.
But it was immediately denied by the Pakistani military. They said no rockets that hit the helicopter.
"This is purely an accident. There is a technical problem that caused this to happen," said Pakistani military defense attache to Indonesia, Colonel Muhammad Shahid.