Hatta Rajasa

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Dr.h.c. Ir. H.
Muhammad Hatta Rajasa
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13th Coordinating Minister for Economics of Indonesia
In office
October 22, 2009 – May 2014
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
Preceded by Sri Mulyani Indrawati (Plt.)
Succeeded by Chairul Tanjung
12th State Secretary of Indonesia
In office
May 9, 2007 – October 22, 2009
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
Preceded by Yusril Ihza Mahendra
Succeeded by Sudi Silalahi
27th Minister of Transportation of Indonesia
In office
October 20, 2004 – May 9, 2007
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
Preceded by Agum Gumelar
Succeeded by Jusman Syafii Djamal
5th Minister of Research and Technology of Indonesia
In office
August 9, 2004 – October 20, 2004
President Megawati Soekarnoputri
Preceded by AS Hikam
Succeeded by Kusmayanto Kadiman
Chairman of Partai Amanat Nasional
Assumed office
January 9, 2010
Preceded by Soetrisno Bachir
Personal details
Born (1953-12-18) 18 December 1953 (age 61)
Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia
Political party Partai Amanat Nasional
Children Siti Ruby Aliya Rajasa
Alma mater Institut Teknologi Bandung (Ir.) Slovak University of Agriculture (Dr.h.c.)
Occupation Politician
Religion Islam

Muhammad Hatta Rajasa (born in Palembang, South Sumatra, December 18, 1953) was the former Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs in the Second United Indonesia Cabinet and the vice presidential candidate with Prabowo Subianto in the Indonesian Presidential Election, 2014.[1] Previously, he was the State Secretary, Minister of Transport, and Minister for Research and Technology in the Mutual Assistance Cabinet (2001-2004).[2][3]

Hatta Rajasa is a Palembang Malay. He is member of the National Mandate Party (PAN),[4] a moderate Islamic party. Since 2010 he has been chairman of the party.[4] Siti Ruby Aliya Rajasa, Hatta's daughter, is married to the youngest son of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Edhie "Ibas" Baskoro.[4]

On May 19, 2014, Hatta registered to run for Vice President with Prabowo Subianto for the election on July 9, 2014. The two are supported by 6 parties – Gerindra, PAN, PKS, PPP, PBB and Golkar.[1]



  • 2009-2014  : Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs
  • 2004-2009: Minister of Transport (United Indonesia Cabinet)
  • 2001-2004: Minister of Research and Technology (Mutual Assistance Cabinet)
  • 2000-current: Secretary General of National Mandate Party
  • 1999-2000: Chairman of Reformation Faction on People's Representative Council.
  • 1982-2000: President Director Arthindo
  • 1980-1983: Vice-Technical Manager PT. Meta Epsi
  • 1977-1978: Field Technician PT. Bina Patra Jaya


  1. ^ a b http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/05/22/prabowo-hatta-eyes-education-reform-hr-quality.html
  2. ^ "United Indonesia Cabinet 2009-2014". The Jakarta Post. 2009-10-22. p. 3. 
  3. ^ Simanjuntak (2003) p 463
  4. ^ a b c Simamora, Adianto P. (April 27, 2011). "Ibas and Aliya get engaged". The Jakarta Post. 


  • Simanjuntak, P. N. H. (2003), Kabinet-Kabinet Republik Indonesia: Dari Awal Kemerdekaan Sampai Reformasi (in Indonesian), Jakarta: Djambatan, pp. 456–466, ISBN 979-428-499-8. 
Preceded by
Sri Mulyani Indrawati (interim)
Coordinating Minister for Economy
22 October 2009–present
Preceded by
Yusril Ihza Mahendra
State Secretary
2007 - 2009
Succeeded by
Sudi Silalahi
Preceded by
Agum Gumelar
Minister of Transport
2004 - 2007
Succeeded by
Jusman Syafii Djamal
Preceded by
AS Hikam
Minister of Research and Technology
2001 - 2004
Succeeded by
Kusmayanto Kadiman