The Ampera Cabinet (Indonesian: Kabinet Ampera) was the Indonesian cabinet which served under President Sukarno and later on Acting President Suharto from July 1966 until October 1967. The cabinet was formed after the Provisional People's Consultative Assembly (MPRS) session of 1966 which commissioned Suharto to form a new cabinet.[1] Although Sukarno would not be removed from the presidency for some months, for all intents and purposes, the person who was truly in charge of the cabinet, and Indonesia by this point, was Suharto.

Ampera Cabinet
Kabinet Ampera

26th Cabinet of Indonesia
Date formed28 July 1966 (1966-07-28)
Date dissolved11 October 1967 (1967-10-11)
People and organisations
Head of state
Head of governmentSuharto
No. of ministers28 ministers
PredecessorDwikora III Cabinet
SuccessorAmpera II Cabinet

Cabinet leader

(deposed on 12 March 1967)
(acting from 12 March 1967)

Cabinet Presidium

  • Chairman/Chief Minister of Defense and Security/Commander of the Army: Lt. Gen. Suharto
  • Chief Minister of Political Affairs/Minister of Foreign Affairs: Adam Malik
  • Chief Minister of People's Welfare: Idham Chalid
  • Chief Minister of Economics and Finance: Hamengkubuwono IX
  • Chief Minister of Industry and Development: Sanusi Hardjadinata

Ministers in the Field of Defense and Security

  • Commander of the Navy: Rear Admiral Muljadi
  • Commander of the Air Force: Air Marshal Rusmin Nurjadin
  • Chief of Police: Police Gen. Sucipto Judodiharjo
  • Minister of Veterans Affairs and Demobilization: Maj. Gen. Sarbini

Ministers in the Field of Political Affairs


Ministers in the Field of People's Welfare


Ministers in the Field of Economics and Finance

  • Minister of Trade: Maj. Gen. Ashari Danudirjo
  • Minister of Finance: Frans Seda
  • Minister of Transportation: Air Commodore Sutopo
  • Minister of Maritime Affairs: Rear Admiral Jatidjan
  • Minister of Agriculture: Brig. Gen. Sutjipto
  • Minister of Plantations: P. C. Hardjasudirja

Ministers in the Field of Industry and Development

  • Minister of Basic Industries, Light Industries, and Energy: Maj. Gen. M Jusuf
  • Minister of Textile and Handicraft Industries: Sanusi
  • Minister of Mines: Slamet Bratanata
  • Minister of Public Works: Sutami


  • 12 March 1967: Sukarno was dismissed from the Presidency by the MPRS. He was replaced by Suharto who assumed the office of Acting President.


  • Simanjuntak, P. N. H. (2003). Kabinet-Kabinet Republik Indonesia: Dari Awal Kemerdekaan Sampai Reformasi (in Indonesian). Jakarta: Djambatan. pp. 297–314. ISBN 979-428-499-8.


  1. ^ Elson, Robert (2001). Suharto: A Political Biography. UK: The Press Syndicate of the University of Cambridge. p. 144. ISBN 0-521-77326-1.