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17th Mayor of Palembang
Assumed office
18 September 2018
Governor Herman Deru
Deputy Fitrianti Agustinda
Preceded by Harobin (act.)
In office
10 September 2015 – 21 July 2018
(acting since 9 December 2014)
Governor Alex Noerdin
Deputy Fitrianti Agustinda
Preceded by Romi Herton
Succeeded by Harobin (act.)
Vice Mayor of Palembang
In office
21 July 2013 – 9 December 2014
Mayor Romi Herton
Succeeded by Fitrianti Agustinda
Speaker of Palembang City Council
In office
Member of Palembang City Council
In office
Personal details
Born (1967-09-18) 18 September 1967 (age 51)
Lahat, South Sumatra, Indonesia
Nationality  Indonesia
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Selviana Harnojoyo
Children 3
Alma mater Bandar Lampung University

Harnojoyo (mononymic; born September 18, 1967) is an Indonesian politician of the Democratic Party who is the current mayor of Palembang, South Sumatra. He was elevated into office following the arrest of his predecessor Romi Herton for bribery. He was initially elected as deputy with Herton as his running mate during the city's 2013 local elections. He ran in the simultaneous local elections of 2018, and was reelected.

Personal life[edit]

He was born on 18 September 1967 in a village of Lahat from parents Sapril and Ruhinah. After completing his junior high school studies (SMP), he moved to the neighboring province of Lampung, working in Bali Bank and an assortment of other jobs before starting his university studies in Bandar Lampung University, majoring in Public Administration. He moved back to South Sumatra in 1997, living in its capital Palembang.[1]


He married Selviana in 1994 at the age of 27, and the couple's first children was born in 1996. They have three children.[1]


He continued to work at Bali Bank following his move, now at its branch in Palembang. In 1998, he left to start his own business in poultry sales before he entered politics. He became a member of the then-nascent Democratic Party in 2003, before the election of its chairman Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono into presidency. In the 2004 elections, he became a member of the Palembang City Council and he was chosen as chairman following his re-election in the 2009-2014 tenure, coming from the city's 5th electoral district.[1][2][3] He was first elected as the local chairman of the party in 2010, and remained an incumbent following his re-election in April 2017.[2][4]

In 2013, he ran with Romi Herton in the city's mayoral elections. Initial results from the KPU showed a loss of the pair to Sarimuda-Nelly Rosiana. However, the two candidate pairs were separated by only 8 votes (316,923 to 316,915).[5] Almost immediately, the pair brought a case to the Constitutional Court. Following a bribe of Rp 19.5 billion (US$ 2.01 million) to then-chief justice Akil Mochtar, their case was granted and the pair was declared winners of the election.[6] Not long after starting office, Romi was investigated by the Corruption Eradication Commission and was found guilty, being sentenced to 6 years of prison in March 2015.[7][8] Harnojoyo was not prosecuted, and was made mayor on 10 September 2015.[9] He selected his former running mate's younger sister Fitrianti Agustinda as his deputy.[10]

In 2017, he received an award from the Ministry of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform.[11] He dubbed his program in the city "Palembang EMAS" (Golden Palembang), where EMAS is the abbreviation for Elok, Madani, Aman dan Sejahtera (Beautiful, Civil, Safe and Prosperous). He has registered to run in the 2018 elections with his current deputy.[12] His first term expired on 21 July 2018 with an acting mayor being appointed, but he was sworn back into office on 18 September 2018.[13][14]


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  2. ^ a b Rosana, Dolly (11 September 2015). "Harnojoyo, Wali Kota yang Pernah Jadi Pedagang Ayam". ANTARA Lampung (in Indonesian). Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  3. ^ "50 Anggota DPRD Palembang 2009-2014 Dilantik". detiknews (in Indonesian). 29 September 2009. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  4. ^ Kusuma, Hendra (13 April 2017). "H Tama : Selamat Terpilihnya Harnojoyo Sebagai Ketua Demokrat Palembang". Sriwijaya Post (in Indonesian). Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  5. ^ Widyatmoko, Titis (14 April 2013). "Pemenang Pilkada Palembang hanya unggul 8 suara!". merdeka.com. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  6. ^ Firdaus, Edwin (16 June 2014). "Kronologi Suap Wali Kota Romi dan Istri Terkait Pilkada Palembang". TribunNews (in Indonesian). Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Palembang Mayor Denies Bribing Akil Mochtar". Jakarta Globe. 9 November 2013. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  8. ^ "Mayor, wife jailed for bribery". The Jakarta Post. 10 March 2015. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  9. ^ Aji, Yogi Bayu (10 September 2015). "Harnojoyo Dilantik Jadi Wali Kota Palembang Siang Ini". MetroTVNews.com (in Indonesian). Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  10. ^ "Ini Alasan Walikota Palembang Pilih Adik Kandung Terdakwa Korupsi". RMOL.co (in Indonesian). 24 May 2016. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  11. ^ Tarso (2 March 2017). "Palembang Raih Tiga Penghargaan Tingkat Nasional Bidang Pelayanan Publik". Sriwijaya Post (in Indonesian). Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  12. ^ Inge, Nefri (4 June 2017). "Wali Kota Palembang dan Wakil Kembali Berduet di Pilkada 2018". Liputan6 (in Indonesian). Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  13. ^ "Gubernur Tunjuk Harobin Jabat Plh Walikota Palembang - Sumsel Update". Sumsel Update (in Indonesian). 23 July 2018. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  14. ^ "Langsung Tancap Gas Usai Pelantikan Harnojoyo Tandatangani Perwali Subuh Berjemaah". Sriwijaya Post (in Indonesian). 18 September 2018. Retrieved 7 October 2018.