The whole story started when Mr. Widodo left Indonesia on October 13, 1960 for a study under a government scholarship to Moscow. During his final years, the G30S occur in Indonesia. Mr. Widodo managed to finish his study and earn bachelor on metallurgic science on 1966. But on the same year, Mr. Widodo lost his passport because of the G30S incident. On late 1966, the government declared that his passport is no longer a valid one.
Without a passport, Mr. Widodo continued his study to the Master degree until 1969. On late 1969, Mr. Widodo was invited by the Cuban government to work in Cuba to build steel factories and prepare the local technician for the factories. From that day, Cuba becomes his place to live. The Cuban government, on 1985, sent Mr. Widodo to pursue his doctorate degree in Moscow.
When Mr. Widodo left Indonesia on 1960, Mr. Widodo also left his loved one in Indonesia. Until today, on his 65, he still misses his loved one, Widari Soewahjo. Mr. Widodo is still single until today. He never marries another girl because when he left Indonesia, he promises Widari that he will marry her, the only girl that he ever loved. Widari who was born on 19 April 1944 also promises that she will wait for Mr. Widodo to come back to Indonesia.
I’m speechless when I read his story. Where could we find a man like him anymore in this world? I personally don’t think I would be able do the same thing as he does.
So please, if someone out there knows anything about Ms. Widari, let Mr. Widodo know. You can contact him directly at
– widodo [at] magcime [dot] cu
– masthuri [at] ombudsman [dot] go [dot] id
(dedicated to Mr. Widodo, taken from detik thanks to Andy S)
It is not easy and it will not let you rest.”