Sutiyoso

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Sutiyoso
Sutiyoso in Bantul.jpg
Sutiyoso, 2006
Director of State Intelligence Agency
In office
July 8, 2015 – September 9, 2016
President Joko Widodo
Preceded by Marciano Norman
Succeeded by Budi Gunawan
14th Governor of Jakarta
In office
October 6, 1997 – October 7, 2007
President Soeharto
Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie
Abdurrahman Wahid
Megawati Soekarnoputri
Lieutenant Fauzi Bowo
Preceded by Surjadi Sudirdja
Succeeded by Fauzi Bowo
Personal details
Born 6 December 1944 (1944-12-06) (age 72)
Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia
Political party Indonesian Justice and Unity Party
Religion Islam
Military service
Allegiance  Indonesia
Service/branch Indonesian Army
Years of service 1968–1997
Rank Lieutenant General
Unit Infanteri

Sutiyoso (born 6 December 1944 in Semarang, Central Java) is an Indonesian politician and former general who was the Director of the State Intelligence Agency from 8 July 2015 - 9 September 2016. [1][2][3] Known informally as 'Bang Yos', he was the governor of Jakarta, the country's capital, during a turbulent period from 1997. During this time there was a total of five presidents in Indonesia (Suharto, Habibie, Gus Dur Wahid, Megawati, and SBY). The transitions between presidents were often accompanied by much turmoil and disturbance in the streets of Jakarta. Sutiyoso also served as chairman of the Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI) for the period 2004-2008.[4]

He is particularly known for his work in supporting the introduction, in early 2000, of the TransJakarta, a bus rapid transit system, in Jakarta.[5] It is widely agreed that better public transport arrangements are badly needed in Jakarta so the introduction of the TransJakarta system was seen as an important initiative. However it has not proved easy to ensure that the TransJakarta bus system works well so the arrangements are currently regarded as being of mixed success.

Sutiyoso announced he was standing for the presidency of Indonesia in the 2009 and 2014 election but failed to get enough support to win the nomination.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Margareth S. Aritonang and Tama Salim (June 11, 2015). "House works for quick approval of Sutiyoso as new BIN chief". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved October 7, 2015. 
  2. ^ Dylan Amirio (June 30, 2015). "All parties approve Sutiyoso as new BIN chief". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved October 7, 2015. 
  3. ^ M. Agung Rajasa (July 8, 2015). "Sutiyoso to modernize BIN`s equipment to face future challenges". Antra News. Retrieved October 7, 2015. 
  4. ^ Irawaty Wardany (May 6, 2015). "Indonesia digs deep for future badminton stars". Retrieved October 7, 2015. 
  5. ^ DIS (October 7, 2009). "Fewer cars, more art, please: Jakartans have their say". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved October 7, 2015. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Wiranto
Commander of Jayakarta Military Command
1996–1997
Succeeded by
Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin
Political offices
Preceded by
Surjadi Sudirdja
Governor of Jakarta
1997–2007
Succeeded by
Fauzi Bowo
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Chairul Tanjung
Chairman of Badminton Association of Indonesia
2004–2008
Succeeded by
Djoko Santoso
Party political offices
Preceded by
Meutia Hatta
Chairman of Indonesian Justice and Unity Party
2010–2015
Succeeded by
Isran Noor
Government offices
Preceded by
Marciano Norman
Director of State Intelligence Agency
2015–present
Incumbent