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from THE JAKARTA POST -- THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 08, 2011 -- PAGE 3 Senior politician, media mogul and cofounder of mass organization the National Democrat -- Surya Paloh -- announced on Wednesday his resignation from the stalwart Golkar Party, where he spent all of his 43-year political career.
"I've reached an anti-climax with Golkar. Golkar doesn't need me anymore. On the other hand, I also don't need Golkar anymore," Surya, who served as Golkar Party chief patron from 2004 to 2009, told a press conference at National Democrat office in Central Jakarta.
"With a firm awareness of this good opportunity, I am taking the initiative to leave Golkar so that the party's …