Syahrul Yasin Limpo

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Syahrul Yasin Limpo
Syahrul Yasin Limpo 2013.jpg
Governor of South Sulawesi
In office
8 April 2008 – 8 April 2018
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
Joko Widodo
Deputy Agus Arifin Nu'mang
Preceded by Amin Sjam
Succeeded by Soni Sumarsono (act.)
Nurdin Abdullah
Personal details
Born 6 March 1955
Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia
Citizenship Indonesian
Political party Nasdem
Spouse(s) Ayunsri Harahap
Children Indira Chunda Thita Syahrul Putri
Kemal Redindo Syahrul Putra
Rinra Sujiwa Syahrul Putra
Alma mater Hasanuddin University
Occupation Politician

Syahrul Yasin Limpo is an Indonesian politician. He served as the governor of South Sulawesi from 2008 to 2018.[1][2][3]

Limpo has been active during his governorship. In 2016, he was one among eight members of Golkar approved by the party cadre to campaign for the position of chairman, though he ultimately lost to current party leader Setya Novanto.[4] After a 2017 meeting with Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University rector Sulaiman ibn Abdullah Abalkhail, Limpo helped facilitate the opening of a Saudi-funded university in the province.[5]

In 2017, Limpo oversaw a controversial project in the province to create five artificial islands in order to increase public space at Makassar. Opposition came from environmental organizations which filed a lawsuit and local fishermen who attempted to physically block the construction, claiming that the project would deplete fish stocks.[6]

He moved from Golkar to Nasdem in March 2018.[7]


  1. ^ Indonesia exports frozen octopus to Japan. Jakarta Post, 16 May 2017. Accessed 19 September 2017.
  2. ^ Reiny Dwinanda, President Jokowi inaugurates Maros market. Republika, 13 July 2017. Accessed 19 September 2017.
  3. ^ First Exports of 30 Tons of Frozen Octopus to Japan . Netral English, 14 May 2017. Accessed 19 September 2017.
  4. ^ Francis Chan, Eight get green light to vie for top job in Indonesia's biggest political party. The Straits Times, 12 May 2016. Accessed 19 September 2017.
  5. ^ Saudi Arabia to build university in South Sulawesi. Antara, 13 April 2017. Accessed 19 September 2017.
  6. ^ Rahmat Hardiansya and Wahyu Chandra, Sand mining, land reclamation meet fierce resistance in Makassar. Mongabay, 10 July 2017. Accessed 19 September 2017.
  7. ^ Putri, Parastiti Kharisma (27 March 2018). "Syahrul Yasin Limpo Pindah ke NasDem, Ical Banggakan Golkar". Detik (in Indonesian). Retrieved 27 March 2018.