Hatta Rajasa

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Dr.h.c. Ir. H.
Muhammad Hatta Rajasa
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Coordinating Minister for Economics
In office
22 October 2009 – 19 May 2014
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
Preceded by Sri Mulyani Indrawati (interim)
Succeeded by Chairul Tanjung
State Secretary of Indonesia
In office
9 May 2007 – 22 October 2009
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
Preceded by Yusril Ihza Mahendra
Succeeded by Sudi Silalahi
Minister of Transportation
In office
20 October 2004 – 9 May 2007
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
Preceded by Agum Gumelar
Succeeded by Jusman Syafii Djamal
8th State Minister for Research and Technology of Indonesia
In office
9 August 2004 – 20 October 2004
President Megawati Soekarnoputri
Preceded by AS Hikam
Succeeded by Kusmayanto Kadiman
Chairman of Partai Amanat Nasional
In office
9 January 2010 – 1 March 2015
President Zulkifli Hasan
Preceded by Soetrisno Bachir
Personal details
Born (1953-12-18) 18 December 1953 (age 61)
Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia
Political party National Mandate Party
Spouse(s) Oktiniwati Ulfa Dariah Rajasa
Children M. Reza Rajasa
Siti Ruby Aliya Rajasa
Azimah Rajasa
Rasyid Rajasa
Alma mater Institut Teknologi Bandung (Ir.) Slovak University of Agriculture (Dr.h.c.)
Occupation Politician
Religion Islam

Muhammad Hatta Rajasa (born 18 December 1953 in Palembang, South Sumatra) was the former Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs in the Second United Indonesia Cabinet and the vice presidential candidate with Prabowo Subianto in the Indonesian Presidential Election, 2014.[1] Previously, he was the State Secretary, Minister of Transport, and Minister for Research and Technology in the Mutual Assistance Cabinet (2001-2004).[2][3]

Private Life[edit]

Hatta Rajasa is a Palembang Malay. Siti Ruby Aliya Rajasa, Hatta's daughter, is married to the youngest son of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Edhie "Ibas" Baskoro.[4][5]


He is member of the National Mandate Party (PAN),[5] a moderate Islamic party. Since 2010 he has been chairman of the party.[5]

On May 19, 2014, Hatta registered to run for Vice President with Prabowo Subianto for the election on July 9, 2014. The two are supported by 6 parties – PAN, Great Indonesia Movement Party (Gerindra), Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), United Development Party (PPP), Crescent Star Party (PBB) and Golkar.[1]



  • 2009-2014: Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs
  • 2004-2009: Minister of Transport (United Indonesia Cabinet)
  • 2001-2004: Minister of Research and Technology (Mutual Assistance Cabinet)
  • 2000-current: Secretary General of National Mandate Party
  • 1999-2000: Chairman of Reformation Faction on People's Representative Council.
  • 1982-2000: President Director Arthindo
  • 1980-1983: Vice-Technical Manager PT. Meta Epsi
  • 1977-1978: Field Technician PT. Bina Patra Jaya


  1. ^ a b http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/05/22/prabowo-hatta-eyes-education-reform-hr-quality.html
  2. ^ "United Indonesia Cabinet 2009-2014". The Jakarta Post. 2009-10-22. p. 3. 
  3. ^ Simanjuntak (2003) p 463
  4. ^ Pearlman, Jonathan (November 25, 2011). "Indonesian wedding sets the course of presidential succession". The Telegraph (Telegraph Media Group Limited). Retrieved April 15, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c Simamora, Adianto P. (April 27, 2011). "Ibas and Aliya get engaged". The Jakarta Post. 


  • Simanjuntak, P. N. H. (2003), Kabinet-Kabinet Republik Indonesia: Dari Awal Kemerdekaan Sampai Reformasi (in Indonesian), Jakarta: Djambatan, pp. 456–466, ISBN 979-428-499-8. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Sri Mulyani Indrawati (interim)
Coordinating Minister for Economics
22 October 2009–19 May 2014
Succeeded by
Chairul Tanjung
Preceded by
Yusril Ihza Mahendra
State Secretary of Indonesia
2007 - 2009
Succeeded by
Sudi Silalahi
Preceded by
Agum Gumelar
Minister of Transportation
2004 - 2007
Succeeded by
Jusman Syafii Djamal
Preceded by
AS Hikam
Minister of Research and Technology
2001 - 2004
Succeeded by
Kusmayanto Kadiman