Mar'ie Muhammad

Mar'ie Muhammad (3 April 1939[1] – 11 December 2016) was an Indonesian politician and philanthropist. He served as the Minister of Finance under President Suharto from 1993 to 1998. He also served as the Chair of the Indonesian Red Cross Society (PMI) from 1998 to 2009.

Mar'ie Muhammad
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Minister of Finance
In office
17 March 1993 – 16 March 1998
Preceded byJ. B. Sumarlin
Succeeded byFuad Bawazier
11th Chairman of the Indonesian Red Cross Society
In office
22 December 1998 – 22 December 2009
Preceded bySiti Hardiyanti Rukmana
Succeeded byJusuf Kalla
Personal details
Born(1939-04-03)3 April 1939
Surabaya, East Java, Dutch East Indies
Died11 December 2016(2016-12-11) (aged 77)
Cawang, Jakarta, Indonesia

During his period as Chair of PMI, the major 2004 earthquake and tsunami devastated Aceh and Nias. He travelled to areas affected and was active in arranging effective coordination between the Indonesian Red Cross and the national Indonesian Agency for Rehabilitation and Reconstruction in Aceh.[2]

Muhammad died of brain cancer on 11 December 2016 at the National Brain Center Hospital in Cawang, Jakarta at the age of 77.[3]


  1. ^ "Marie Muhammad, Komisaris Utama". Bulan Sabit Merah Indonesia (BSMI) (in Indonesian). Archived from the original on 20 April 2008. Retrieved 11 December 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  2. ^ Sudirman Said (25 December 2016). "In Memoriam: Serving and Learning from Pak MM". Tempo.
  3. ^ "Former Finance Minister Marie Muhammad Passes Away". Tempo. 11 December 2016. Retrieved 11 December 2016.