The Government will Award the Title of National Hero to Five Figures

President Joko Widodo accompanied by Minister of State Secretary Pratikno received the Council of Titles, Merits, and Honors, at the Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java, on Thursday, November 3, 2022. Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Mahfud Md as Chair of the Degree Council, In their statement after the meeting, they said that the government would confer the title of national hero to five figures who were selected based on the community's proposals and had gone through a number of selection processes.

"Today, the President, after discussing with us, with the Council of Honors and Honors, has decided this year to give five (national hero titles) to national figures who have participated in the struggle to establish the Republic of Indonesia through the struggle for independence and fill it with development. -development so that we exist until now as a sovereign country," said Mahfud Md.

First, the government will confer the title of national hero to the late DR. dr. H. R. Suharto from Central Java who is considered to have fought with President Soekarno in the struggle for the independence of the Republic of Indonesia. Even after independence, the late DR. dr. H. R. Suharto participated in the construction of a number of infrastructures in the country.

"Participated in the construction of the sharia department store and the construction of the National Monument and the Istiqlal Mosque and the construction of the Jakarta Hospital and one of the founders of the IDI (Indonesian Doctors Association)," said Mahfud.

Second, the government will confer the title of national hero to the late KGPAA Paku Alam VIII who was the King of Paku Alam from 1937-1989. Some of the services that have been given by the late KGPAA Paku Alam VIII, among others, together with Sultan Hamengkubowono IX from the Yogyakarta Palace, integrated themselves at the beginning of the independence of the Republic of Indonesia so that the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia became intact to this day.

"The day after (independence) he declared to join the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia and then Yogyakarta became the second capital of the Republic when the Dutch aggression occurred in 1946," said Mahfud.

Third, the government will confer the title of national hero to the late dr. Raden Rubini Natawisastra, from West Kalimantan. According to Mahfud, the late dr. Raden Rubini Natawisastra had carried out a humanitarian mission as a traveling doctor at the time of independence. In fact, the deceased and his wife were sentenced to death by the Japanese for their persistent struggle for the independence of the Republic of Indonesia.

Fourth, the government will confer the title of national hero to the late H. Salahuddin bin Talibuddin from North Maluku. For 32 years, the late H. Salahuddin bin Talibuddin is considered to have struggled and helped build Indonesia based on Pancasila. "He was exiled to Boven Digul in 1942 and also exiled to Sawahlunto in 1918-1923," said Mahfud.

Fifth, the government will confer the title of national hero to the late K.H. Ahmad Sanusi from West Java. Mahfud explained that the late Kyai Ahmad Sanusi was a member of the Indonesian Independence Preparatory Investigative Agency (BPUPKI) who had not yet received the title of national hero. He is also an Islamic figure who fought for the basis of the state which resulted in the compromise of the birth of the Pancasila state.

"From the beginning, the right side wanted to make an Islamic state, the left side made it a secular state, then the middle way was adopted, the Pancasila ideology was born after agreeing to write off the seven words in the Jakarta Charter," said Mahfud.

Mahfud also appealed to the regions that are the origin of the figures who received the title of national hero to prepare to attend the commemoration of Heroes' Day on November 10, which is planned to be held on Monday, November 7, 2022 at the State Palace in Jakarta.

"We recommend that those regions that already have proposals and are approved by the government to immediately prepare to attend and make welcomes, whether traditional ceremonies, regional ceremonies, or whatever can be done to welcome this gift," said Mahfud .


Bogor, November 3, 2022
Press, Media and Information Bureau of the Presidential Secretariat

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