Willy Lasut

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Willy Lasut
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Governor of North Sulawesi
In office
June 21, 1978 – October 20, 1979
Preceded byHein Victor Worang
Succeeded byErman Hari Rustaman
Personal details
Born(1926-01-28)January 28, 1926
Tondano, Minahasa, Dutch East-Indies
DiedApril 4, 2003(2003-04-04) (aged 77)
Jakarta, Indonesia
Military service
Allegiance Indonesia
Branch/serviceInsignia of the Indonesian Army.svg Indonesian Army
RankMajor General

Willy Ghayus Alexander Lasut (28 January 1926[1]: 175  - 4 April 2003) was a military officer and governor of North Sulawesi. His tenure as Governor of North Sulawesi was abruptly terminated after only 16 months in office.[2]: 28  No official explanation was given, but during his time as governor, many of his actions were deemed disloyal to the central government.[3]: 126  He enacted a plan that raised the price of the local commodity of cloves to 17.500 Rupiah.[4]: 50  This greatly increased the livelihoods of local producers, but angered those outside of the province who were receiving "dividends" from clove sales.[2]: 29  Lasut refused to resign and protested his dismissal by not attending the swearing in of his replacement.[5] Lasut died on 4 April 2003 and was buried in the Kalibata Heroes Cemetery in Jakarta.[6]

Lasut's brother, Arie Lasut, is a National Hero who was killed during the Indonesian National Revolution. His great-grandson is Dougy Mandagi of the Australian indie rock band The Temper Trap and wrote the sleeper hit Sweet Disposition


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  2. ^ a b Jenkins, David (November 9, 1979). "The Broom that Swept Too Clean". Far Eastern Economic Review.
  3. ^ Bunte, Marco; Ufen, Andreas (2008). Democratization in Post-Suharto Indonesia. Routledge.
  4. ^ Topatimasang, Roem; EA, Puthut; Ary, Hasriadi (2010). KRETEK: Kajian Ekonomi & Budaya 4 Kota [CLOVES: A Economic and Cultural Study of Four Cities] (in Indonesian). Indonesia Berdikari dan Spasimedia.
  5. ^ "Peluk Cium Buat yang Pergi" [A Hug and a Kiss for the One Leaving]. TEMPO (in Indonesian). October 27, 1979.
  6. ^ "Daftar Makam Tahun 2002 - 2004" [List of Graves 2002 - 2004]. Pahlawan Center. Ministry of Social Affairs, Republic of Indonesia. Retrieved 27 December 2017.