Chairul Saleh

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Chairul Saleh
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Chairul Saleh
1st Speaker of Indonesia People's Consultative Assembly
In office
1960–1966
President Soekarno
Preceded by N/A
Succeeded by Abdul Harris Nasution
6th Minister of Industry of the Republic of Indonesia
In office
28 February 1960 – 27 August 1964
President Soekarno
Preceded by Suharto
Succeeded by Hadi Thayeb
1st Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources of the Republic of Indonesia
In office
10 July 1959 – 27 August 1964
President Soekarno
Preceded by N/A
Succeeded by Armunanto
Personal details
Born (1916-09-13)September 13, 1916
Sawahlunto, Sumatera Barat, Dutch East Indies
Died February 8, 1967(1967-02-08) (aged 50)
Jakarta, Indonesia

Chairul Saleh Dt Paduko Rajo (September 13, 1916 – February 8, 1967) was born in Sawahlunto, West Sumatra. He was an Indonesian government minister and vice prime minister during the Sukarno presidency. He was a close confident of Sukarno, who he had helped persuade to declare Indonesian independence in 1945. He lived in the Netherlands from 1952–1953, but returned to Indonesia after being expelled. He joined Sukarno’s circle of advisers in 1955. [1]

One week before the abortive coup on 30 September 1965, Saleh went to China with a delegation of 45 to celebrate China's national day on 1 October.[2] He is buried in Karet Bivak Cemetery, Central Jakarta.

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  1. ^ Ricklefs (1982) p264
  2. ^ Hughes, John (2002), The End of Sukarno – A Coup that Misfired: A Purge that Ran Wild, Archipelago Press, p. 20, ISBN 981-4068-65-9