Sutiyoso

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Sutiyoso
Sutiyoso in Bantul.jpg
12th Governor of Jakarta
In office
6 October 1997 – 7 October 2007
Preceded by Surjadi Sudirdja
Succeeded by Fauzi Bowo
Personal details
Born 6 December 1944 (1944-12-06) (age 69)
Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia
Profession General (ret.)
Religion Islam

Sutiyoso (born 6 December 1944 in Semarang, Central Java) is an Indonesian politician and former general. Known informally as 'Bang Yos', he was the governor of Jakarta, the country's capital, during a turbulent period from 1997. During this time there was a total of five presidents in Indonesia (Suharto, Habibie, Gus Dur Wahid, Megawati, and SBY). The transitions between presidents were often accompanied by much turmoil and disturbance in the streets of Jakarta. Sutiyoso also served as chairman of the Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI) for the period 2004-2008.

He is particularly known for his work in supporting the introduction, in early 2000, of the TransJakarta, a bus rapid transit system, in Jakarta. It is widely agreed that better public transport arrangements are badly needed in Jakarta so the introduction of the TransJakarta system was seen as an important initiative. However it has not proved easy to ensure that the TransJakarta bus system works well so the arrangements are currently regarded as being of mixed success.

Sutiyoso announced he was standing for the presidency of Indonesia in the 2014 election. He also said that he would welcome support from political parties.

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Preceded by
Surjadi Sudirdja
Governor of Jakarta
1997-2007
Succeeded by
Fauzi Bowo