Agum Gumelar

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Agum Gumelar
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Agum Gumelar as Member Presidential Advisory Council (2018)
31st Indonesian Minister of Transportation
In office
9 August 2001 – 20 October 2004
President Megawati Sukarnoputri
Preceded by Budy Mulyawan
Succeeded by Hatta Rajasa
In office
26 October 1999 – 10 July 2001
President Abdurrahman Wahid
Preceded by Giri Suseno Harihardjono
Succeeded by Budy Mulyawan
23rd Indonesian Minister of Defense
In office
10 July 2001 – 23 July 2001
President Abdurrahman Wahid
Preceded by Mohammad Mahfud
Succeeded by Matori Abdul Jalil
9th Coordinating Minister of Politics, Social and Security of Indonesia
In office
10 July 2001 – 23 July 2001
President Abdurrahman Wahid
Preceded by Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
Succeeded by Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
Personal details
Born (1945-12-17) December 17, 1945 (age 72)
Tasikmalaya, West Java Indonesia
Political party Golkar
Spouse(s) Linda Amaliasari
Children Khaseli
Ami

Agum Gumelar (born in Tasikmalaya, West Java, December 17, 1945) is an Indonesian military, politician and sportsman. He is a former minister having held several positions, a retired military officer and a former chairman of Indonesian Football Association and National Sports Committee of Indonesia, a former Indonesian Vice President candidate and a former West Java Governor candidate.
He is an alumnus of the National Military Academy in Magelang, Central Java. In 1998, he received a master's degree from American World University, an organization forbidden to operate in 2005 because of its diploma mill action.

Family[edit]

Agum is married to Linda Amaliasari and has 2 children, Khaseli Gumelar and Army Dianti

Military career[edit]

Agum entered the Indonesian Military Academy in Magelang, Central Java in 1969. In 1973, he was appointed as staff in the Operational Command for the Restoration of Security and Order.
In late 1987, Agum was promoted to Vice Intelligence Assistance of Special Force Command until 1990. In 1991, he was transferred to Vice Intelligence of Jakarta military area command. In 1992 Agum was promoted to Chief of Danrem 042/Garuda Hitam at Lampung.
In 1993, he was promoted as Director A of Strategic Intelligence Board of Indonesian National Armed Forces and also promoted to Chief of Special Force Command. In 1994, he was promoted to the position of Chief of Staff of the Bukit Barisan Military Area Command until 1996 when he was again transferred and promoted as Chief of the Wirabuana Military Area Command until 1998.
By 1998 he was promoted as Governor of National Resillience Institute, until 1999.[1]

Politic career[edit]

Wahid Presidency[edit]

When Abdurrahman Wahid became president in 1999, Agum was appointed as Minister of Transportation. In July 2001 he was moved to the position of Minister of Defense and Coordinating Minister of Politics, Social and Security during the fourth Wahid government cabinet reshuffle.

Megawati Presidency[edit]

When Wahid was impeached by the People's Consultative Assembly and Megawati Sukarnoputri was appointed as president, Agum was appointed as Minister of Transport, a position he held in the Mutual Assistance Cabinet until 2004.

Widodo Presidency[edit]

In January 2018, Agum was appointed as a member of the Presidential Advisory Council in a minor reshuffle, replacing Hasyim Muzadi who passed away in 2017[2]

2004 Indonesian Presidential Election[edit]

During the first direct presidential elections in Indonesia in 2004, Agum was selected as a vice presidential candidate. He joined the incumbent vice president Hamzah Haz as a running mate. The Hamzah - Agum team was supported by the United Development Party.
In the first round of the election (July 5, 2004), the Hamzah - Agum team received relatively low support (only 3.5 million votes). These results put the duo into fifth place on in the 2004 Indonesian presidential elections behind SBY-Jusuf Kalla, Megawati Sukarnoputri-Hasyim Muzadi, Wiranto-Solahuddin Wahid and Amien Rais-Siswono Yudohusodo. The Hamzah - Agum team was therefore eliminated and was not eligible to take place in second round of the election held several months later.

2008 West Java Gubernatorial Election[edit]

In 2008 the West Java province held the first direct gubernatorial election. Agum took part in the competition, supported by a coalition of Indonesian Democratic Party - Struggle and United Development Party, with his running mate, the incumbent vice governor Nu'man Abdul Hakim.
Agum was unsuccessful with the Agum - Nu'man duo taking second place behind Ahmad Heryawan-Yusuf Macan Effendie team from coalition of the Prosperous Justice Party and National Mandate Party.[3]

Sports Life[edit]

Agum Gumelar
13th President of PSSI
In office
1999–2003
Preceded by Azwar Anas
Succeeded by Nurdin Halid
Personal details
Born (1945-12-17) December 17, 1945 (age 72)
Tasikmalaya, West Java Indonesia
Nationality Indonesia
Spouse(s) Linda Amaliasari
Children Khaseli
Ami
Residence Indonesia
Alma mater American World University
Occupation Politician

Agum's hobby is playing football. He was Chairman of the Indonesian Football Association (PSSI) from 2000 to 2003, and then Chairman of Indonesian National Sports Committee until 2007.

Present Life[edit]

Nowadays he is known as the spouse of Linda Amaliasari Agum Gumelar who was appointed by Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono as State Minister for Women's Empowerment and Child Protection in the Second United Indonesia Cabinet.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "profil Tokoh". www.seasite.niu.edu. 
  2. ^ Hermansyah, Anton (17 January 2018). RDI, ed. "Jokowi inaugurates new Cabinet ministers". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 2 February 2018. 
  3. ^ http://www.antara.co.id/view/?i=1213343905&c=NAS&s=

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External links[edit]

  • (in Indonesian) PSSI
Political offices
Preceded by
Budy Mulyawan
Minister of Transportation of Indonesia
2001–2004
Succeeded by
Hatta Rajasa
Preceded by
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
Coordinating Minister for Politic, Social and Security of Indonesia
2001
Succeeded by
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
Preceded by
Mohammad Mahfud
Minister of Defense of Indonesia
2001
Succeeded by
Matori Abdul Jalil
Preceded by
Giri Suseno Harihardjono
Minister of Transportation of Indonesia
1999–2001
Succeeded by
Budy Mulyawan
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Azwar Anas
Chairman of Indonesian Football Association
2000v2003
Succeeded by
Nurdin Halid
Preceded by
Wismoyo Arismunandar
Chairman of National Sports Committee of Indonesia
2003–2007
Succeeded by
Rita Subowo
Preceded by
Azwar Anas
President of PSSI
1999–2003
Succeeded by
Nurdin Halid