Dedi Mulyadi

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Dedi Mulyadi
Dedi Mulyadi Bupati Purwakarta.jpg
Regent of Purwakarta
In office
13 March 2008 – 13 March 2018
Preceded byLily Hambali Hasan
Succeeded byAnne Ratna Mustika
Vice Regent of Purwakarta
In office
13 March 2003 – 13 March 2008
RegentLily Hambali Hasan
Succeeded byDudung Bachtiar Supardi
Member of Purwakarta Regency Council
In office
1999–2003
Personal details
Born (1971-04-11) 11 April 1971 (age 47)
Subang, West Java, Indonesia

Dedi Mulyadi (born 11 April 1971) is an Indonesian politician who was the regent of Purwakarta, holding that position between 2008 and 2018.

Biography[edit]

Dedi Mulyadi was born in Sukasari, Subang on 11 April 1971 as the youngest of nine siblings.[1] His father, Sahlin Ahmad Suryana, was a member of the Indonesian National Armed Forces (TNI)[2] and his mother, Kasiti, an Indonesian Red Cross activist.[1]

Mulyadi is married to Anne Ratna Mustika (former Miss Purwakarta). They have 2 children: Maulana Akbar Ahmad Habibie and Yudistira Manunggaling Rahmaning Hurip.[3][4]

Education[edit]

Mulyadi finished elementary school at SD Subakti in 1984, junior high at SMP Kalijati in 1987 and senior high at SMA Negeri Purwadadi in 1990, all three located in Subang. Afterwards, he moved to Purwakarta to study law at Purnawarman law school until graduating in 1999.[1]

Political career[edit]

In 1999, Mulyadi began his political career as member of Purwakarta's house of representatives for Golkar and the electoral district Tegalwaru. He subsequently was vice-secretary and secretary until he became leader of Golkar's local chapter in 2004. At the age of 32, Mulyadi became the youngest vice-regent, serving under Lily Hambali Hasan's regency over Purwakarta from 2003 to 2008. In turn, he was elected as the next regent of Purwakarta in 2008[1][5] and again for a second term in 2013.[6] Mulyadi succeeded Irianto MS Syafiuddin as leader of Golkar in its West Java branch in 2016.[7]

He ran as running mate to Deddy Mizwar in the 2018 gubernatorial election for West Java, but the pair lost.[8] His term as regent expired on 13 March 2018.[9]

Mulyadi is set to run as a candidate to the People's Representative Council for the 2019 legislative election representing West Java's 7th electoral district.[10] Mulyadi also became the head of the West Java campaign team for Joko Widodo in the 2019 Indonesian presidential election.[11]

FPI opposition[edit]

In 2015–2016, the radical Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) launched several hate crimes, raids and attack against the Dedi Mulyadi administration in Purwakarta. FPI accused the Mulyadi of being a musyrik (polytheist) after he put up statues of Sundanese puppet characters in a number of parks throughout Purwakarta. The FPI also has accused Dedi of debasing Islamic tenets by using the Sundanese greeting sampurasun, instead of the more Islamic as-salamu alaykum. In December 2015, around a hundred FPI members inspected cars passing through the front gate of Taman Ismail Marzuki (TIM) in Central Jakarta where the Indonesia Theater Federation Award was being held, trying to stop Mulyadi from attending the event.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Fathimatuz Zahroh. "Dedi Mulyadi". merdeka.com.
  2. ^ Mega Nugraha (23 June 2015). "Bupati Purwakarta Menceritakan Bapaknya Meninggal Karena Diracun". Tribun Jabar (in Indonesian).
  3. ^ "Purwakarta Punya Bupati Cantik, Lagi Hamil Muda Siap Dilantik". liputan6.com (in Indonesian). Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Dituduh Menduakan Tuhan, Dedi Mulyadi SH Membangkitkan Kejayaan Budaya Sunda". Femina (in Indonesian). 4 April 2016. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Pelantikan Bupati Purwakarta dan Wakil Bupati Purwakarta. "Kenduri Cinta Rakyat Purwakarta"". merdeka.com. 18 March 2013. Archived from the original on 3 April 2015.
  6. ^ "Pendukung Dedi-Dadan Gundul Massal". Poskota News (in Indonesian). 14 March 2013.
  7. ^ Susanti, Reni (23 April 2016). "Dedi Mulyadi Terpilih Jadi Ketua DPD Golkar Jabar secara Aklamasi". Kompas (in Indonesian).
  8. ^ Simbolon, Huyogo (30 June 2018). "Dedi Mulyadi Beberkan Rencana Usai Kalah di Pilkada Jabar". liputan6.com (in Indonesian). Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Jabatan Dedi Mulyadi dan Ahmad Syaikhu Resmi Berakhir". Republika (in Indonesian). 13 March 2018. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  10. ^ Subhanie, Dzikry (22 August 2018). "Dua Mantan Cawagub Bersaing di Dapil Jabar VII". SINDOnews.com (in Indonesian). Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Dedi Mulyadi Buka Suara Alasan Beralih Dukungan dari Prabowo ke Jokowi: Didorong Hati Nurani". Tribunnews.com (in Indonesian). 6 December 2018. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  12. ^ "Police under fire for allowing sweeping FPI raids". The Jakarta Post. Jakarta. 31 December 2015.