Teuku Muhammad Hasan
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Teuku Muhammad Hasan (April 4, 1906 – September 21, 1997) was an Indonesian politician, and the first Governor of Sumatra after Indonesian Independence in 1945, and Deputy Chairman, concurrently Home Affairs, Education & Culture and Religious Affairs ad interim in Sjafruddin Prawiranegara's Indonesia Emergency Cabinet (22 December 1948 – 13 July 1949).
Teuku Muhammad Hasan
|1st Governor of Sumatra|
|Preceded by||New Term|
|Succeeded by||Position Abolished|
|Minister of Education and Culture|
|Preceded by||Ali Sastroamidjojo|
|Succeeded by||Sarmidi Mangunsarkoro|
|Minister of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia|
|Deputy Speaker of the Senate of the United States of Indonesia|
25 February 1950 – 16 August 1950
|Born||April 4, 1906|
Pidie, Aceh, Dutch East Indies
|Died||September 21, 1997 (aged 91)|
|Alma mater||Leiden University|
Muhammad Hasan was born on April 4, 1906 as Teuku Sarong, into an aristocratic family in Sigli, Aceh. His father, Teuku Bintara Pineung Ibrahim was an Ulèë Balang in Pidie (Ulèë Balang was an aristocratic class in Aceh who led a district).
He went to Volksschool (Common School) in Lampoeh Saka from 1914-1917. In 1924 he studied at Dutch-language Europeesche Lagere School (RLS), After graduating in 1924, he studied at Koningin Wilhelmina School (KWS) in Batavia (now Jakarta). Then attended Rechtshoogeschool (Law High School).
Time in the NetherlandsEdit
He decided to go to the Netherlands when he was 25 years old, studying Law at Leiden University.
During his time in Netherlands, he joined Indonesian student organization Perhimpunan Indonesia and became an independence activist with another Indonesian students like Mohammad Hatta and Sutan Sjahrir.
He graduated as Dutch: Meester in de Rechten (Master of Laws) in 1933.
Teuku Muhammad Hasan returned to Indonesia, and landed in Ulèë Lheuë Sea Port, Kutaradja (now Banda Aceh) in 1934. He was suspected by the Dutch authorities for bringing issues about Indonesian independence movement, and took all his books and other possession.
He was active in an Islamic organization Muhammadiyah and education. During this era, they made schools and the woman branch of the organization, Aisyiah.
He made a scholarship foundation Atjehsche Studiefonds (Aceh Students Foundation) for supporting prospective but poor students.
He also chaired 'Perkumpulan Usaha Sama Akan Kemajuan Anak (Mutual Struggle Association for Children Development, or abbreviated as PUSAKA) with aim to build a school similar to Dutch's Holland Inlandsche School.
He was a member of the Preparatory Committee for Indonesian Independence on August 7, 1945, as the continuation from Investigating Committee for Preparatory Work for Independence. This body was chaired by Sukarno, who declared Indonesian independence on August 17, 1945, two days after Japan surrendered to the Allied Forces at the end of the Pacific War.
Governor of SumatraEdit
He was appointed by the new created Republic of Indonesia Government as the first Governor of Sumatra on August 22, 1945.
Emergency Government of the Republic of IndonesiaEdit
In December 1948, the Dutch launched their second "Police Action" and focused their attack on Yogyakarta. Sukarno and Hatta, instead of running away to fight guerrilla warfare chose to remain in the city and were arrested.
Hearing the president was arrested, Mr Sjafruddin Prawiranegara, the Minister of Welfare, who was in Bukit Tinggi met Mr. Teuku Muhammad Hasan/Governor of Sumatera and Colonel Hidayat, Commander of Army and Territory of Sumatera on December 19, 1948. and established Government in Exile dubbed Emergency Government of the Republic of Indonesia (PDRI), on December 22, 1948, in Bukittinggi, Sumatra. Sjafruddin served as chairman of the emergency cabinet
Mr. Teuku Muhammad Hasan was appointed as Deputy Chairman of PDRI, Minister of Home Affairs, Education & Culture and Religious Affairs ad interim.
The leaders of the PDRI moved around West Sumatra in an effort to evade arrest by the Dutch who wanted to abolish the PDRI. In 1949 the PDRI government contacted the leaders of Indonesian forces in Java and the six Republic of Indonesia government ministers in Java who had escaped arrest.
Based on the Roem–Van Roijen Agreement, on July 13, 1949, Dutch troops were to be pulled out from Republic of Indonesia regions and the Republic of Indonesia leaders were to be freed. The PDRI would therefore no longer be required, and Mr. Sjafruddin Prawiranegara disbanded the PDRI and returned the mandate to the President of RI.
Oil companies nationalizationEdit
In 1951, as the chairman of Trading and Industry Commission of DPRS (People's Representative Council), he recommended Oil Companies Nationalization in Indonesia and other mining companies. His motion was accepted on August 2, 1951. This motion resulted nationalization some Dutch Oil Companies into Permina (1957) and Pertamin (1961). Both companies were merged in 1968 as Pertamina.
Mr. Teuku Muhammad Hasan established Serambi Mekkah University in Banda Aceh, and writing books. One of his book is Sejarah Perminyakan di Indonesia (published by Yayasan Sari Pinang Sakti, 1985).
Mr. Teuku Muhammad Hasan died on September 21, 1997 in Jakarta.
Awards and honorsEdit
A street in Banda Aceh is named after his name.
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