Muhammad Ilyas (politician)

Muhammad Ilyas (born in Kraksaan, Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia on November 23, 1911 - died in Jakarta, Indonesia on December 5, 1970 at the age of 59 years) was the Minister of Religious Affairs in 1955-1959 in the Burhanuddin Harahap Cabinet, Second Ali Sastroamidjojo Cabinet, and the Djuanda Cabinet in the reign of the first Indonesian president Sukarno.[1] He also served as Indonesian ambassador to Saudi Arabia for six years, from 1959.[2]

Muhammad Ilyas
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7th Ministry of Religious Affairs (Indonesia)
In office
12 August 1955 – 10 July 1959
PresidentSukarno
Preceded byMasjkur
Succeeded byK.H.M. Wahib Wahab
Personal details
Born(1911-11-23)November 23, 1911
Kraksaan, Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia
DiedDecember 5, 1970(1970-12-05) (aged 59)
Jakarta, Indonesia
NationalityIndonesia

KH Muhammad Ilyas is the law of Muhammad Maftuh Basyuni, Minister of Religious Affairs in the United Indonesia Cabinet 2004-2009.

In 1969, he led the Indonesian delegation following the Summit (Summit), which was attended by 26 Islamic countries in Rabat, Morocco which discussed the Palestine-Israel conflict.[3]

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