Syahrul

Syahrul (30 August 1960 – 28 April 2020) was an Indonesian politician and teacher. He served as the Mayor of Tanjungpinang, and capital and second largest city in the Riau Islands, from September 21, 2018, until his death from COVID-19 on April 28, 2020. Prior to that office, Syahrul had served as Vice Mayor of Tanjungpinang from 2013 to 2018.[2]

Syahrul
Syahrul Wali Kota.jpg
Mayor of Tanjungpinang
In office
21 September 2018 – 28 April 2020
DeputyRahma
Preceded byRaja Ariza (acting)[1]
Succeeded byRahma (acting)
Vice Mayor of Tanjungpinang
In office
16 January 2013 – 16 January 2018
Preceded byEdward Mushalli
Succeeded byRahma
Personal details
Born(1960-08-30)30 August 1960
Tarempa [id], Anambas Islands Regency, Riau, Indonesia
DiedApril 28, 2020(2020-04-28) (aged 59)
Tanjungpinang, Riau Islands, Indonesia
Political partyGreat Indonesia Movement Party
Spouse(s)Juwariah
Alma materIndonesia Open University (2008)

BiographyEdit

Early life and educationEdit

Syahrul, who was one of eight siblings, was born in Tarempa [id], on 30 August 1960.[2] As a child, he sold ice and small cakes to earn extra money for his family.[2] He graduated from Tanjungpinang Teacher Training School (SPG) in 1983 and was appointed as a teacher.[2] He later earned a bachelor of education degree from Indonesia Open University in 2008.[2]

CareerEdit

Syahrul served as Vice Mayor of Tanjungpinang from 2013 to 2018 under Mayor Lis Darmansyah.[2]

In 2018, Syahrul became Mayor of Tanjungpinang, while Rahma became the city's deputy mayor.[2][1] They were inaugurated on September 21, 2018, at the Tanjungpinang regional building for an expected term of 2018–2023.[1][2]

Mayor Syahrul was hospitalized on 11 April 2020, for shortness of breath.[3] A swab test confirmed that he was positive for COVID-19 several days later.[3] Syahrul's wife, his grandchild, and his doctor also tested positive for COVID-19.[3] Syahrul remained hospitalized in the intensive care unit at Tanjungpinang Regional Hospital until his death on April 28, 2020, at the age of 59.[3] Mayor Syahrul was the second Indonesian regional leader to die due to COVID-19 in April 2020, following the death of North Morowali Regent Aptripel Tumimomor on April 2.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Raja Ariza Pamit Kepada Masyarakat Tanjung Pinang". Megapolitan Pos. 2018-09-23. Archived from the original on 2020-05-06. Retrieved 2020-05-06.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h - (2020-04-29). "Sosok Syahrul, Wali Kota yang Wafat Terpapar Corona". Republika (Indonesian newspaper). Archived from the original on 2020-05-04. Retrieved 2020-05-06.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ a b c d e -, Fadli (2020-04-29). "Tanjungpinang mayor dies at 59 after testing positive for COVID-19". Jakarta Post. Archived from the original on 2020-05-06. Retrieved 2020-05-06.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)