Herling Laoh

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Herling Laoh
Ir. Herling Laoh.jpg
Minister of Transportation, Power, and Public Works
In office
14 December 1949 – 15 August 1950
President Sukarno
Prime Minister Mohammad Hatta
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Djuanda (Transportation)
Herman Johannes (Public Works)
Minister of Transportation
In office
4 August 1949 – 14 December 1949
President Sukarno
Prime Minister Mohammad Hatta
Preceded by Djuanda
Succeeded by Combined with Public Works
Minister of Public Works
In office
4 August 1949 – 14 December 1949
President Sukarno
Prime Minister Mohammad Hatta
Preceded by Djuanda
Succeeded by Combined with Transportation
In office
13 April 1948 – 19 December 1948
President Sukarno
Prime Minister Mohammad Hatta
Preceded by Djuanda
Succeeded by Combined with Transportation
In office
11 August 1947 – 23 January 1948
President Sukarno
Prime Minister Amir Sjarifuddin
Preceded by Mohammad Enoch
Succeeded by Djuanda
Junior Minister of Public Works
In office
3 July 1947 – 11 August 1947
President Sukarno
Prime Minister Amir Sjarifuddin
Succeeded by Position eliminated
In office
12 March 1946 – 3 July 1947
President Sukarno
Prime Minister Sutan Sjahrir
Preceded by Position established
Personal details
Born (1902-08-23)23 August 1902[note 1]
Tompaso, Minahasa, Dutch East Indies
Died ?[note 2]
Nationality Indonesia

Ir. Herling Laoh (23 August 1902[note 1] – ?[note 2]) was a former cabinet minister in several Indonesian cabinets. He received an Ingenieur degree (abbreviated as "Ir.", a Dutch type engineer's degree) in 1928 from Technische Hoogeschool te Bandoeng (Bandung Institute of Technology).[4] After the Proclamation of Indonesian Independence, Laoh joined the Indonesian National Party or Partai Nasional Indonesia and was appointed to several cabinets from 1946 to 1950:

In 1949, Laoh served as an advisor in the Indonesian delegation during negotiations with the Dutch that produced the Roem–van Roijen Agreement.[9]:35 In 1950s, Laoh started several business ventures including NV Birokarpi, N.V. Perintis, and N.V. Paka. Perintis and Paka were joint ventures with the government.[10]:50 The Port of Bitung was constructed by Birokarpi under the supervision of Laoh.[11]:78

Laoh (fourth from right) in Bangka in 1949

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b At least two publications state that the date of birth was 23 August 1902.[1]:219[2]:58 At least one publication states that the date of birth was 23 August 1904.[3]:426 The Indonesian Wikipedia states that the date of birth was 6 March 1905.
  2. ^ a b The Indonesian Wikipedia states that the date of death was 5 March 1970.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Asia Who's Who 1958. Hong Kong: Pan-Asia Newspaper Alliance. 1958.
  2. ^ Dahlan, A. (1950). R.I.S. Lahir [R.I.S. was Born] (in Indonesian). Medan: Saiful.
  3. ^ Anderson, Benedict R. O'G. (2006). Java in a Time of Revolution: Occupation and Resistance 1944–1946. Jakarta: Equinox Publishing Indonesia. ISBN 979-3780-14-2.
  4. ^ "Examen Technische Hoogeschool" [Technical University Exam]. Nieuwe Rotterdamsche Courant (in Dutch). Rotterdam. 2 June 1928. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  5. ^ Hatta, Mohammad (1981). Untuk Negeriku: Sebuah Otobiografi [For My Country: An Autobiography] (in Indonesian). Jakarta: Penerbit Buku Kompas. ISBN 978-979-709-540-6.
  6. ^ a b Kahin, George McTurnan (2003). Nationalism and Revolution in Indonesia. Ithaca: Cornell University.
  7. ^ Finch, Susan; Lev, Daniel S. (1965). Republic of Indonesia Cabinets: 1945–1965. Ithaca: Cornell University.
  8. ^ a b Hatta, Mohammad; Penders, C.L.M. (1981). Mohammad Hatta, Indonesian Patriort: Memoirs. Singapore: Gunung Agung. ISBN 997-1927-04-7.
  9. ^ a b Soegito, A.T. (1977). Prof. Mr. Dr. R. Soepomo (in Indonesian). Jakarta: Departemen Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan.
  10. ^ Robison, Richard (1986). Indonesia: the Rise of Capital. Sydney: Allen and Unwin. ISBN 978-979-3780-65-8.
  11. ^ Drs. H. R. Ticoalu: Sebuah Biography, Profil Seorang Abdi Masyarakat [Drs. H. R. Ticoalu: A Biography, A Profile of a Civil Servant] (in Indonesian). Manado: Yayasan Drs. H. R. Ticoalu. 1996.