Third Development Cabinet

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The Third Development Cabinet (Indonesian: Kabinet Pembangunan III) was the Indonesian Cabinet which served under President Suharto and Vice President Adam Malik. The Cabinet was formed after Suharto was elected to a third term as president by the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR).

The Seven Cabinet Aims[edit]

  • The establishment of an environment and a situation which will ensure social justice for the people through the equity of Development and its results.
  • The accomplishment of high economic growth.
  • The consolidation of an ever stronger National Stability.
  • The creation of a clean and legitimate State Apparatus.
  • The continuing development of a stronger national unity and oneness with the Guide to Learn and Apply Pancasila (P4) as its foundation.
  • The holding of a direct, universal, free, and secret Legislative Election with the aim of strengthening Pancasila Democracy.
  • Further developing a free and active foreign policy for the sake of National Interest and with the aim of strengthening National Resilience.

President and Vice President[edit]

  • President: Gen. (ret.) Suharto
  • Vice President: Adam Malik

Coordinating Ministers[edit]

  • Coordinating Minister of Politics and Security: Gen. (ret.) Maraden Panggabean
  • Coordinating Minister of Economics, Finance, and Industry/Chairman of the National Development Planning Body (BAPPENAS): Widjojo Nitisastro
  • Coordinating Minister of People's Welfare: Gen. (ret.) Surono

Departmental Ministers[edit]

State Ministers[edit]

  • State Minister/State Secretary: Lt. Gen. Sudharmono
  • State Minister of Administrative Reform: JB Sumarlin
  • State Minister of Development Supervision and Environment: Emil Salim
  • State Minister of Research and Technology: BJ Habibie

Junior Ministers[edit]

Official With Ministerial Rank[edit]

  • Attorney General: Ali Said
  • Governor of the Central Bank: Rachmat Saleh
  • Commander of the Operational Command for the Restoration of Security and Order (KOPKAMTIB): Adm. Sudomo
  • KOPKAMTIB Chief of Staff: Maj. Gen. Daryatmo


  • May 1978: Daryatmo resigned as KOPKAMTIB Chief of Staff to become Chairman of MPR/Head of the People's Representative Council (DPR). He was replaced by Lieutenant General Yoga Sugama.
  • October 1982: Amirmachmud resigned as Minister of Home Affairs to become Chairman of MPR/Head of DPR. Sudharmono took on the Ministry of Home Affairs.


  • Simanjuntak, P. N. H. (2003), Kabinet-Kabinet Republik Indonesia: Dari Awal Kemerdekaan Sampai Reformasi (in Indonesian), Jakarta: Djambatan, pp. 344–357, ISBN 979-428-499-8.