Ida Bagus Oka

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Ida Bagus Oka
7th Governor of Bali
In office
1988–1993
PresidentSuharto
Preceded byIda Bagus Mantra
Succeeded byDewa Made Beratha
Personal details
Born(1936-04-16)16 April 1936
Bali, Dutch East Indies
Died7 March 2010(2010-03-07) (aged 73)
Sanglah, Bali, Indonesia
NationalityIndonesia

Ida Bagus Oka (16 April 1936 – March 7, 2010 [1]) was the Governor of Bali, Indonesia from 1988 to 1993. He was also a State Minister of Population/Chairman of Planned Families National Coordinating Body in the Development Reform Cabinet under Jusuf Habibie. During the Indonesian killings of 1965–1966, Ida Bagus Oka instigated the Balinese Hindus to hunt down PKI supporters. He told Hindus: "There can be no doubt [that] the enemies of our revolution are also the cruelest enemies of religion, and must be eliminated and destroyed down to the roots".[1] During this period, an estimated 80,000 Balinese were killed, roughly 5 percent of the island's population at the time.[2]. In 2001, Oka was convicted in a corruption case involving Rp. 2.3 billion and was sentenced for one year.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ida Bagus Mantra
Governor of Bali
1988–1993
Succeeded by
Dewa Made Beratha