Seventh Development Cabinet
The Cabinet was formed in the midst of the Asian Financial Crisis and after Suharto was elected to a 7th term as President by the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR). It was a controversial Cabinet where Suharto displayed his nepotism by appointing Siti Hardiyanti Rukmana as Minister of Social Welfare and gave Bob Hasan, a crony, the position of Minister of Industry and Trade. When things went out of control in May 1998, Suharto tried to reshuffle the Cabinet but the rejection of 14 Ministers to be part of the reshuffled Cabinet became one of the reasons why Suharto chose to resign from the Presidency.
The Four Cabinet Aims
Whilst announcing the Cabinet, Suharto also announced its aims.
- The Development Trilogy: Consisting of national stability, economic growth, and equity as the tried and tested basis of the policy of development.
- Self-Reliance: Letting the Nation go from reliance on other entities to self-confidence in the Nation's own abilities, and having the capability to face the unpredictableness of globalization.
- National Resilience: National Resilience will grow out of self-reliance, togetherness, and familial spirit. This will consist of skill and strength of the Nation in facing challenges and threats.
- Unity and Oneness: The two elements will strengthen National Resilience and will ensure the continuity of livelihood as a nation, state, and people with the 1945 Constitution and Pancasila as its basis.
President and Vice President
- President: Gen. (ret.) Suharto
- Vice President: BJ Habibie
- Coordinating Minister of Politics and Security: Gen. (ret.) Feisal Tanjung
- Coordinating Minister of Economics, Finance, and Industry/Chairman of the National Development Planning Body (BAPPENAS): Ginandjar Kartasasmita
- Coordinating Minister of People's Welfare and Abolition of Poverty/Chairman of Planned Families National Coordinating Body (BKKBN): Haryono Suyono
- Coordinating Minister of Development Supervision and Administrative Reform: Hartarto Sastrosoenarto
- Minister of Home Affairs: Gen. (ret.) Hartono
- Minister of Foreign Affairs: Ali Alatas
- Minister of Defense and Security/Commander of ABRI: Gen. Wiranto
- Minister of Justice: Muladi
- Minister of Information: Alwi Dahlan
- Minister of Finance: Fuad Bawazier
- Minister of Industry and Trade: Bob Hasan
- Minister of Mines and Energy: Kuntoro Mangkusubroto
- Minister of Forestry and Plantation: Sumohadi
- Minister of Agriculture: Yustika Sjarifuddin Baharsjah
- Minister of Transportation: Giri Suseno Hadi Hardjono
- Minister of Cooperatives and Small Business: Subiyakto Tjakrawerdaya
- Minister of Manpower: Theo Sambuaga
- Minister of Public Works: Rachmadi Bambang Sumadio
- Minister of Transmigration and Forest Settlement: Lt. Gen. (ret.) AM Hendropriyono
- Minister of Education and Culture: Wiranto Arismunandar
- Minister of Tourism, Arts, and Culture: Abdul Latief
- Minister of Health: Farid Anafasa Moeloek
- Minister of Religious Affairs: Quraisy Shihab
- Minister of Social Affairs: Siti Hardiyanti Rukmana
- State Minister/State Secretary: Saadilah Mursyid
- State Minister of Research and Technology/Chairman of the Research and Implementation of Technology Board (BPPT): Rahardi Ramelan
- State Minister of Investment/Chairman of the Investment Coordinating Body (BKPM): Sanyoto Sastrowardoyo
- State Minister of Stateowned Enterprises: Tanri Abeng
- State Minister of Agrarian Affairs/Chairman of the National Land Body (BPN): Ary Mardjono
- State Minister of Housing: Akbar Tanjung
- State Minister of Environment/Chairman of the Relief Effort and Containment of Environmental Disasters (BAPPEDAL): Juwono Sudarsono
- State Minister of Foodstuffs, Horticulture, and Medicines: Haryanto Dhanutirto
- State Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports: Agung Laksono
- State Minister of Female Empowerment: Tuti Alawiyah
Official With Ministerial Rank
- 16 May 1998: Abdul Latief resigned from his position as Minister of Tourism, Arts, and Culture. He was never replaced.
- Simanjuntak, P. N. H. (2003), Kabinet-Kabinet Republik Indonesia: Dari Awal Kemerdekaan Sampai Reformasi (in Indonesian), Jakarta: Djambatan, pp. 384–405, ISBN 979-428-499-8.