Anis Matta

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Anis Matta
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5th President of the Prosperous Justice Party
Assumed office
February 1, 2013
Preceded by Luthfi Hasan Ishaaq
Deputy Speaker of the People's Representative Council
In office
October 1, 2009 – February 1, 2013
Succeeded by Sohibul Iman
Personal details
Born (1968-12-07) 7 December 1968 (age 48)
Bone, Indonesia
Political party Prosperous Justice Party
Spouse(s) Anaway Irianty Mansyur
Szilvi Fabula
Children 10
Alma mater LIPIA
Lemhannas

Muhammad Anis Matta (born 7 December 1968 at Bone, Southern Sulawesi) is a Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) politician. He was the secretary-general of PKS for four consecutive terms (1998 - 2013) and was appointed for the first time at the age of 29[1] before he was appointed as the party's president.

Early life and education[edit]

Anis Matta undertook undergraduate studies in Islamic Sharia from LIPIA in 1992 and in 2001, he enrolled at Lemhannas.

Political career[edit]

Anis's national political career began when he was elected member of the People's Representative Council for 2004-2009. Before he was elected, he was the Secretary General of PKS for two terms, 2003-2005 and 2005-2010. Anis was the Deputy Speaker of the People's Representative Council for 2009-2014, but resigned on February 1, 2013[2] to become the President of PKS. He replaced Luthfi Hasan Ishaaq, who was convicted of corruption.[3]

Other activities[edit]

Before Anis entered politics, he was a member of the Muhammadiya Hikma Assembly.

Personal life[edit]

Anis married Anaway Irianty Mansyur. The couple produced seven children. His decision to take a second wife, Szilvi Fabula, a young girl from Hungary in 2006 has led to controversy over polygamy.[4] With his second wife he has had three children.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sekjen "Abadi" Itu Akhirnya Bisa Jadi Presiden Juga" (in Indonesian). Okezone News. February 1, 2013. Retrieved July 11, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Presiden Baru PKS Akan Mundur dari DPR" (in Indonesian). National Compas. February 1, 2013. Retrieved July 11, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Anis Matta resmi Presiden PKS" (in Indonesian). Antara. February 1, 2013. Retrieved July 11, 2013. 
  4. ^ Nurfika Osman, 'LS chief's polygamy turns off voters', The Jakarta Post, 5 January 2014.
Political offices
Preceded by
Luthfi Hasan Ishaaq
President of Prosperous Justice Party
1 February 2013 - 2015
Succeeded by
M. Sohibul Iman