Faisal Basri

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Faisal Hasan Basri Batubara
Faisal Basri pajak.jpg
Born (1959-11-06) 6 November 1959 (age 58)
Bandung, Indonesia
Nationality Indonesian
Spouse(s) Syahfitri Nasution
Field Economics
Alma mater University of Indonesia
Vanderbilt University
Notes
Relative: Adam Malik

Faisal Basri (born November 6, 1959) is an Indonesian economist and politician. He is a faculty member at University of Indonesia, specializing in political economics, and a member of KPPU, Indonesian competition regulator. Basri is the grandnephew of Indonesia's third Vice President, Adam Malik.[1]

In 2012, Basri ran for governor in the Jakarta gubernatorial election as independent along with Biem Benyamin, the son of a prominent Betawi figure, Benyamin Sueb,[2] but he was unsuccessful in winning the governorship, with less votes than Joko Widodo, Fauzi Bowo, and Hidayat Nur Wahid, and ahead of Alex Noerdin and Hendarji Supanji.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Basri was born in Bandung, West Java on November 6, 1959 to Hasan Basri and Saidah Nasution. His family moved to Jakarta in 1966 after his father got a job in a printing company in Setiabudi, South Jakarta.

He obtained his degree in economics in 1985 from University of Indonesia. Basri completed his MA at Vanderbilt University in 1988.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fausta, Satria Rangga (19 November 2011). "Faisal Basri". MEasia magazine (in Indonesian). Archived from the original on 15 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Harahap, Lia (6 October 2011). "Maju Jadi Cagub DKI, Faisal Basri Gandeng Putra Benyamin Sueb". detikNews (in Indonesian). Archived from the original on 8 October 2011. Retrieved 18 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "Jokowi-Ahok Unggul di Pemilukada Putaran I". BeritaSatu (in Indonesian). 19 July 2012. Retrieved 18 June 2017.