Chairul Saleh

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Chairul Saleh Dt Paduko Rajo (September 13, 1916 – February 8, 1967) was born in Sawahlunto, West Sumatra. He was an Indonesian government minister and vice prime minister during the Sukarno presidency. He was a close confidant of Sukarno, whom he had helped persuade to declare Indonesian independence in 1945. He lived in the Netherlands from 1952–1953, but returned to Indonesia after being expelled. He joined Sukarno’s circle of advisers in 1955. [1]

Chairul Saleh
Chairul Saleh
1st Speaker of the People's Consultative Assembly
In office
Preceded byN/A
Succeeded byAbdul Harris Nasution
6th Minister of Industry
In office
28 February 1960 – 27 August 1964
Preceded bySuharto
Succeeded byHadi Thayeb
1st Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources
In office
10 July 1959 – 27 August 1964
Preceded byN/A
Succeeded byArmunanto
Personal details
Born(1916-09-13)September 13, 1916
Sawahlunto, Sumatera Barat, Dutch East Indies
DiedFebruary 8, 1967(1967-02-08) (aged 50)
Jakarta, Indonesia
Resting placeKaret Bivak Cemetery
Political partyMurba Party
Spouse(s)Yohana Siti Menara Saidah

One week before the abortive coup on 30 September 1965, Saleh went to China with a delegation of 45 to celebrate China's national day on 1 October.[2] He is buried in Karet Bivak Cemetery, Central Jakarta.


  • Ricklefs (1982), A History of Modern Indonesia, Macmillan Southeast Asian reprint, ISBN 0-333-24380-3


  1. ^ Ricklefs (1982) p264
  2. ^ Hughes, John (2002), The End of Sukarno – A Coup that Misfired: A Purge that Ran Wild, Archipelago Press, p. 20, ISBN 981-4068-65-9