Herling Laoh

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Herling Laoh
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Minister of Transportation, Power, and Public Works
In office
14 December 1949 – 15 August 1950
PresidentSukarno
Prime MinisterMohammad Hatta
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byDjuanda; Herman Johannes
Minister of Transportation
In office
4 August 1949 – 14 December 1949
PresidentSukarno
Prime MinisterMohammad Hatta
Preceded byDjuanda
Minister of Public Works
In office
4 August 1949 – 14 December 1949
PresidentSukarno
Prime MinisterMohammad Hatta
Preceded byDjuanda
In office
13 April 1948 – 19 December 1948
PresidentSukarno
Prime MinisterMohammad Hatta
Preceded byDjuanda
In office
11 August 1947 – 23 January 1948
PresidentSukarno
Prime MinisterAmir Sjarifuddin
Preceded byMohammad Enoch
Succeeded byDjuanda
Junior Minister of Public Works
In office
3 July 1947 – 11 August 1947
PresidentSukarno
Prime MinisterAmir Sjarifuddin
In office
12 March 1946 – 3 July 1947
PresidentSukarno
Prime MinisterSutan Sjahrir
Preceded byPosition established
Personal details
Born(1905-03-06)6 March 1905
Tompaso, Dutch East Indies
Died15 March 1970(1970-03-15) (aged 65)
Political partyIndonesian National Party

Herling Laoh (6 March 1906 – 15 March 1970) was an Indonesian politician and a several-times cabinet minister.

Career[edit]

Laoh received an engineer's degree in 1928 from the Technische Hoogeschool te Bandoeng.[1] After the Proclamation of Indonesian Independence, Laoh joined the Indonesian National Party and was appointed to several cabinets from 1946 to 1950:

To the Second Sjahrir Cabinet and Third Sjahrir Cabinet as junior minister of Public Works.[2]:131[3]:195 To the First Amir Sjarifuddin Cabinet as junior minister of Public Works and then as minister of Public Works when Mohammad Enoch resigned.[3]:211 To the Second Amir Sjarifuddin Cabinet as minister of Public Works.[4]:11 To the First Hatta Cabinet as minister of Public Works replacing Djuanda.[5]:279 To the Second Hatta Cabinet as minister of Public Works and minister of Transportation.[5]:308 And finally, to the Republic of the United States of Indonesia Cabinet as minister of Transportation, Power, and Public Works.[6]:37

In 1949, Laoh served as an advisor in the Indonesian delegation during negotiations with the Dutch that produced the Roem–Van Roijen Agreement.[6]:35 In 1950s, Laoh started several business ventures including joint ventures with the government.[7]:50 The Port of Bitung was constructed by Birokarpi under the supervision of Laoh.[8]:78

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Examen Technische Hoogeschool" [Technical University Exam]. Nieuwe Rotterdamsche Courant (in Dutch). Rotterdam. 2 June 1928. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  2. ^ Hatta, Mohammad (1981). Untuk Negeriku: Sebuah Otobiografi [For My Country: An Autobiography] (in Indonesian). Jakarta: Penerbit Buku Kompas. ISBN 978-979-709-540-6.
  3. ^ a b Kahin, George McTurnan (2003). Nationalism and Revolution in Indonesia. Ithaca: Cornell University.
  4. ^ Finch, Susan; Lev, Daniel S. (1965). Republic of Indonesia Cabinets: 1945–1965. Ithaca: Cornell University.
  5. ^ a b Hatta, Mohammad; Penders, C.L.M. (1981). Mohammad Hatta, Indonesian Patriort: Memoirs. Singapore: Gunung Agung. ISBN 997-1927-04-7.
  6. ^ a b Soegito, A.T. (1977). Prof. Mr. Dr. R. Soepomo (in Indonesian). Jakarta: Departemen Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan.
  7. ^ Robison, Richard (1986). Indonesia: the Rise of Capital. Sydney: Allen and Unwin. ISBN 978-979-3780-65-8.
  8. ^ 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.