Summary: governor of North Sumatra, Indonesia who was elected for a second term after completing his first term from 1998 to 2003, who also supported the development of an Islamic economy and sponsored the inaugural meeting of the Ikatan Ahli Ekonomi Islam (Association of Islamic Economists) in 2005.
Cause of Death: Airplane accident
Born: February 21, 1948
Died: September 5, 2005
Location: Medan, Indonesia