Brigadier general Kyai Hajji Syam'un[fn 1] (April 5, 1894 – February 28, 1949) better known as Ki Syam'un was an Islamic scholar and fighter for Indonesian Independence.[3][4][5] In 1916, Syam'un founded the Pesantren Al-Khairiyah, which in subsequent development became Al-Khairiyah Islamic College as an educational institution and organization.[6][7] Syam'un received military education during the Japanese occupation of the Dutch East Indies and was later be appointed Battalion Commander (Daidancho) in the Pembela Tanah Air volunteer army.[8] In 1945, he was appointed regent of Serang until his death in 1949.[9]He is awarded as a National Hero of Indonesia in 2018.[10]


Syam'un
Brigjen Kyai Hajji Syam'un.jpg
Ki Syam'un
Regent of Serang Regency
In office
1945–1949
PresidentSukarno
ResidentTubagus Ahmad Chatib al-Bantani [id]
DeputyAbdul Fatah Hasan
Preceded byHilman Djajadiningrat
Succeeded byMas Parmadidjaja
Personal details
BornApril 5, 1894
Beji, Bojonegara, Serang Regency, Banten
DiedFebruary 28, 1949(1949-02-28) (aged 54)
Cinangka, Serang Regency, Banten
NationalityIndonesia
ChildrenFathullah Syam'un[1]
Hikmatullah A. Syam'un[2]
ParentsAlwiyan
Siti Hajar
RelativesKi Wasyid (grandfather)
ResidenceSerang Regency
Alma materAl-Azhar University
OccupationFounder of al-khairiyah
Military service
Allegiance Indonesia
Branch/serviceLambang TNI AD.png Indonesian Army
Years of service1945–1949
RankPdu brigjendtni komando.png Brigadier general TNI

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ After the time of his death, Syam'un was promoted posthumously (Indonesian: anumerta) to the rank Brigadier general Indonesian National Armed Forces.

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FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Wiryono, 2012, p. 64.
  2. ^ Hifni, Ahmad (October 22, 2016). "Mencari Komandan Al-Khairiyah Penerus Generasi Brigjen KH. Syam'un". Newsmedia. Archived from the original on December 7, 2017. Retrieved December 7, 2017.
  3. ^ Wayang (February 18, 2017). "Mengenal Perjuangan KH. Sjamun". Banten Raya. Archived from the original on December 7, 2017. Retrieved December 7, 2017.
  4. ^ Nugroho, Adi (November 22, 2016). "Syam'un, Pejuang Kemerdekaan yang Juga Seorang Kiai dan Jenderal TNI". Boombastis. Archived from the original on May 22, 2017. Retrieved December 7, 2017.
  5. ^ Permana, 2017.
  6. ^ Redaksi (February 24, 2017). "Al-Khairiyah dalam Pusaran Sejarah". Banten News. Archived from the original on May 4, 2017. Retrieved December 7, 2017.
  7. ^ Wiryono, 2012, p. 59.
  8. ^ Madjiah, 1993, p. 70.
  9. ^ Madjiah, 1993, p. 100.
  10. ^ "President awards title of national hero to six figures". Antara News. Retrieved November 8, 2018.

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