Second Amir Sjarifuddin Cabinet

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Second Amir Sjarifuddin Cabinet
Kabinet Amir Sjarifuddin II
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6th cabinet of Indonesia
Indonesian Government (Executive Branch)
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Date formed12 November 1947 (1947-11-12)
Date dissolved23 January 1948 (1948-01-23)
People and organisations
Head of stateSukarno
Head of governmentAmir Sjarifuddin
PredecessorFirst Amir Sjarifuddin Cabinet
SuccessorFirst Hatta Cabinet

The second Amir Sjarifuddin Cabinet (Indonesian: Kabinet Amir Sjarifuddin Kedua) was Indonesia's sixth cabinet and was the result of a reshuffle to allow for the entry of the Masyumi Party, which gained five posts. The cabinet lasted only two months and eleven days, from 12 November 1947 to 23 January 1948, after Masyumi withdrew its ministers in protest at the Renville Agreement the government signed with the Dutch.


Following the 11 November reshuffle, the composition of the new cabinet was announced in a meeting of the Working Committee of the Central Indonesian National Committee, which at the time served as the legislature. The cabinet was inaugurated at midday on 12 November.[1]

Cabinet Leadership[edit]

Departmental Ministers[edit]

State Ministers (without portfolio)[edit]

State Ministers[edit]

  • State Minister of Youth Affairs: Wikana (Youth Congress Board)
  • State Minister of Provisions: Sujas (Indonesian Peasants Front)
  • State Minister of Mixed Ethnicity Affairs: Siauw Giok Tjhan
  • State Minister of Police Affairs: Hindromartono (Socialist Party)

Junior Ministers[edit]

  • Junior Minister of Home Affairs: Abdul Madjid Djojoadiningrat (Socialist Party)
  • Junior Minister of Foreign Affairs: Tamzil (Socialist Party)
  • Junior Minister of Justice: Kasman Singodimedjo (Masyumi)
  • First Junior Minister of Welfare : I.J. Kasimo (PKRI)
  • Second Junior Minister of Welfare: Dr. A. Tjokronegoro (Socialist Party)
  • Junior Minister of Defense: Aroedji Kartawinata (PSII)
  • Junior Minister of Finance: Dr Ong Eng Djie (Socialist Party)
  • Junior Minister of Information: Setiadi (Socialist Party)
  • Junior Minister of Health: Dr. Satrio (PBI)
  • Junior Minister of Social Affairs: Sukotjo Wirjosapitro (PSII)
  • Junior Minister of Labor: Wilopo (PNI)

End of the cabinet[edit]

Masjumi was unhappy with the composition of the cabinet form the outset, feeling it did not represent a real move to an all-inclusive cabinet.[1] Realizing the government was about to sign the Renville Agreement with the Dutch, Masjumi withdrew from the cabinet in protest on 16 January 1948. After the agreement was signed the following day, the PNI also withdrew its support for Prime Minister Amir Sjarifuddin, who resigned on 23 January.[2]


  • Kahin, George McTurnan (1952) Nationalism and Revolution in Indonesia Cornell University Press, ISBN 0-8014-9108-8
  • P. N. H. Simanjuntak (2003) Kabinet-Kabinet Republik Indonesia: Dari Awal Kemerdekaan Sampai Reformasi (Cabinets of the Republic of Indonesia: From the Beginning of Independence to the Reform Era), Djambatan, Jakarta ISBN 979-428-499-8 Indonesian


  1. ^ a b Simanjuntak (2003) p56
  2. ^ Kahin (1952) pp. 230-231