By Ginandjar Kartasasmita
Managing Indonesia's Transformation: An Oral History is an account of Ginandjar Kartasasmita's profession within the Indonesian govt, either below President Suharto and within the post-Suharto period. according to the entire ministerial positions during which Kartasasmita has served the govt., the booklet offers readers candid insights into the family and foreign political and financial contexts during which judgements have been made, and the way rules have been formulated and carried out in Indonesia.
The booklet comprises many hours of interviews during which the writer responds -- as frankly as he can -- to all types of questions from a gaggle of students and experts engaged on Indonesian politics and political financial system, with the certainty that the ebook is if you are looking to comprehend Indonesian politics, either previous and current.
Readership: teachers, undergraduates and graduates, and policy-makers in Asian politics and diplomacy.
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I belonged to a group of students who were waiting for Sukarno to say something, but I was also sympathetic with the military. However, many Indonesian students sent to Japan came from the leftist movement. I went home with a group of 16 students, the first batch of finishing students who had come to Japan under the Reparations Agreement. Things were very confusing. We did not know where to go. H. Nasution]. He was still on crutches after his injury, sustained while escaping the attempt to kidnap him by the coup perpetrators, but tragically he had lost his daughter in the ensuing firefight.
Now we have a faculty of economics, a faculty of engineering, a faculty of maritime engineering, and a faculty of arts and letters. It is the first university in the world that was established by graduates returning home after studying in a foreign country. indd 24 1/19/2013 8:44:06 AM b1435 Managing Indonesia’s Transformation: An Oral History By Ginandjar Kartasasmita Early Years 25 with the support of Japanese companies operating in Thailand. But not only were we the first to do it; we also did it totally on our own without any outside help.
I did it until I became Junior Minister and my assistant, Bambang Kesowo, took over the job. I did it for all 10 years. The President had recognized me by that time. I came to know all the ministers personally and, of course, the directors general and the secretaries general and the heads of government agencies. Prior to cabinet meetings, they had to send reports to the cabinet through our office. indd 42 1/19/2013 8:44:20 AM b1435 Managing Indonesia’s Transformation: An Oral History By Ginandjar Kartasasmita Rising with Sudharmono: 1965–1983 43 just looked at the summaries.