Siti Nurbaya Bakar

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Siti Nurbaya Bakar
Siti Nurbaya Bakar (cropped).jpg
Minister of Environment and Forestry
Assumed office
27 October 2014
PresidentJoko Widodo
Preceded byZulkifli Hasan, Gusti Muhammad Hatta
Personal details
Born (1956-07-28) July 28, 1956 (age 62)
Jakarta, Indonesia
NationalityIndonesia
Spouse(s)Rusli Rachman
ChildrenMeitra Mivida, Ananda Tohpati
Alma materBogor Agricultural University

Siti Nurbaya Bakar (born 28 July 1956) is the Minister of Environment and Forestry in Indonesian President Joko Widodo's Working Cabinet.[1]

Early life[edit]

Siti was born in Jakarta on 28 July 1956, the daughter of Mochammad Bakar, a police officer from Jakarta, and Sri Banon from Lampung province.[2]

After completing high school in Jakarta, she studied at Bogor Agricultural Institute (IPB), earning a degree in engineering.

Career[edit]

After graduating from college, she started work in 1981 for the Regional Development Planning Board (Bappeda) in Lampung and remained there for 17 years.[3]

In 1998, she moved back to Jakarta to work in the Home Affairs Ministry. She served as secretary general of the ministry for the 2001–2005 period. She was alleged to have received Rp 100 million in a fire truck procurement deal when she was the secretary general at the Home Affairs Ministry, but she was not pursued by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) because she said the project had involved the minister and the ministry's director general without going through her.[4]

She was appointed by president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono as secretary general of the Regional Representatives Council (DPD) for 2006–2013.[5]

In January 2013, Siti stepped down from the DPD and joined media tycoon Surya Paloh’s National Democrat Party.[6] In 2014, she was elected to the House of Representatives (DPR), representing Lampung electoral district for the 2014–2019 period. She soon had to retire from the DPR after being appointed Minister of Environment and Forestry by President Joko Widodo.

Personal life[edit]

Siti is married to Rusli Rachman and they have two children: Meitra Mivida and Ananda Tohpati.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profil - Siti Nurbaya". merdeka.com. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  2. ^ "PROFIL Dr. Ir. Siti Nurbaya Bakar, M.Sc". VIVA.co.id. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  3. ^ Jaya, Tri Purna (23 January 2018). "Jokowi Resmikan Tol Bakauheni, Menteri Asal Lampung Ini Terharu". Okezone.com. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  4. ^ Sinaga, Odelia (22 October 2014). "Profil Siti Nurbaya, Calon Menteri Pendayagunaan". Tempo.co. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  5. ^ Rizal (27 October 2014). "Siti Nurbaya Menteri Lingkungan Hidup dan Kehutanan Sudah Terbiasa Pulang Malam". Poskota Online. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Sekjen DPD Siti Nurbaya Mundur, Gabung Partai Nasdem". VIVAnews. 25 January 2013. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  7. ^ "PROFIL Dr. Ir. Siti Nurbaya Bakar, M.Sc". VIVA.co.id. Retrieved 22 April 2018.