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Dr. Amien Rais

Chairman

Majelis Permusyawaratan Rakyat

Majelis Permusyawaratan Rakyat

Background Information

Employment History

Chairman
Partai Amanat Nasional

Head of Indonesia's Supreme Legislature and Head
National Mandate Party

Chairman
National Mandate Party

Chairman
People's Consultative Assembly

Chairman
PAN

Chairman
Muhammadiyah

Long Time Leader
Muhammadiyah

Chairperson
Muhammadiyah University

Politician
Indonesian People's Consultative Assembly

Mandate Party Head
Indonesian People's Consultative Assembly

National Mandate Party Head
Indonesian People's Consultative Assembly

Minister
Economic Affairs Hatta Radjasa

Affiliations

Founder
Partai Amanat Nasional

Founder
National Mandate Party

Founder
PAN

Education

Ph D degree

Chicago University

master degree

Notre Dame University

Web References (97 Total References)


Indonesia, Amin Rais and ...

indonesianpolitics.com, 1 June 2008 [cached]

Indonesia, Amin Rais and Globalization

June 14, 2008 on 3:56 am | In Globalization | 1 Comment
Amin Rais, no doubt, is one of the initiator of the reform movement in Indonesia known as reformasi in Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian language).He was born on April 26, 1944 in Surakarta (Solo).He passed from Muhamaddiyya elementary school, junior high school and senior high school, in his hometown.He also studied in Mamba'ul Ulum and Madrassa al Islam in Solo.After that he continued his study at International Relations Department, Gadjah Mada university, in Yogyakarta.He also studied at Tarbiyya department of Sunan Kalijaga Insitute of Islamic Studies in Yogyakartas where he achieved his bachelor.Then he continued his study to United States where he got his master degree from Notre Dame University in 1974 and his Ph D degree from Chicago University in 1981.In 1978-1979 he studied at Al Azhar university in Cairo, Egypt.After Soeharto fell from his office he established Partai Amanat Nasional (national mandate Party) and he became the chairman.In 1999 he became the chairman of Majelis Permusyawaratan Rakyat (People's Consultative Assembly).He failed when he ran for presidential election in 2004 and since then he went back to Yogyakarta to teach.Today although he is no longer the chairman of National Mandate Party, he remain one of the prominent persons in Indonesian politics.Recently he just launched his book - Agenda mendesak bangsa - Selamatkan Indonesia (Urgent Agenda - Save Indonesia) . Here is the abstract of his book.
Chapter I : History repeats itself.
He wrote that what happened in Indonesia over the past several decade of 20th century and the 1st decade of 21st century, in many ways, is just repetition of our experience during colonial period. the difference is merely in format.Long time ago they used to occupy us using military power while today they use other power.To some extent we lose economic sovereignty that weaken our political, diplomatic and military power.He appeals us to learn from the lessons of history.He cited a Spanish philosopher George Santayana who said that 'those who fail to learn from the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them'.He further wrote that the Dutch East Indies company and the Dutch government could exploit Indonesia for more than three centuries due to mechanism of corporatocracy.
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Amin agrees with him.
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Amin Rais insisted Indonesia to find a new agenda like land reform and investment in education and renegotiation of mining sector.
...
Joseph Stiglitz advice is similar to Amin's and some Indonesian leaders'.
...
Amin is sure that the US and its allies in the near future will decline.US has passed the peak of its political, military, social achievement.It is about time for them to go down.
Amin cited Cornelius Tacitus, Arnold Toynbee.
...
Amin further reminds US to be humble and to learn from history lessons.
...
Amin Rais worries that Indonesian leaders suffer from the same mental disorder.He remembered when Indonesia took a very long time to consider support to PLO office in Jakarta.Consequently Indonesia lose diplomatic support of about twenty Arab nations in UN on Timor case.He also noted the way the Indonesian government handle their forest.Indonesian tropical forest are dominated and exploited by illegal loggers.
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Amin said that the American corporation committed several crimes.First, to environment.Everyday they dispose about 300 000 tons of tailings that destroy the environment in the river Agwagon-Otomona-Ajakwa.Thousands of square kilometers of forest around Grassberg now become desert.Second, tax crime.In 1990 Amin wrote that Freeport did not pay amount of tax in accordance to their obligations because their position was only number eight or nine of highest tax payers.
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Amin said Kwik forgets the third possibility : combination of both.
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Amin wrote that the present leaders is similar to Sultan Amangkurat I and II from Java who gave opportunity to Dutch EIC to rule over Java.
...
Amin is sure that Indonesian government by itself or by colution with legislature, too often facilitate and protect exploitation of Indonesian natural resources by big corporations.
...
Amin estimated that it is sold to foreigners for debt.
...
Amin quoted other experts who wrote in details about Indonesia's great losses.


Indonesia, Amin Rais and ...

indonesianpolitics.com, $reference.date [cached]

Indonesia, Amin Rais and Globalization

June 14, 2008 on 3:56 am | In Globalization | 1 Comment
Amin Rais, no doubt, is one of the initiator of the reform movement in Indonesia known as reformasi in Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian language).He was born on April 26, 1944 in Surakarta (Solo).He passed from Muhamaddiyya elementary school, junior high school and senior high school, in his hometown.He also studied in Mamba'ul Ulum and Madrassa al Islam in Solo.After that he continued his study at International Relations Department, Gadjah Mada university, in Yogyakarta.He also studied at Tarbiyya department of Sunan Kalijaga Insitute of Islamic Studies in Yogyakartas where he achieved his bachelor.Then he continued his study to United States where he got his master degree from Notre Dame University in 1974 and his Ph D degree from Chicago University in 1981.In 1978-1979 he studied at Al Azhar university in Cairo, Egypt.After Soeharto fell from his office he established Partai Amanat Nasional (national mandate Party) and he became the chairman.In 1999 he became the chairman of Majelis Permusyawaratan Rakyat (People's Consultative Assembly).He failed when he ran for presidential election in 2004 and since then he went back to Yogyakarta to teach.Today although he is no longer the chairman of National Mandate Party, he remain one of the prominent persons in Indonesian politics.Recently he just launched his book - Agenda mendesak bangsa - Selamatkan Indonesia (Urgent Agenda - Save Indonesia) . Here is the abstract of his book.
Chapter I : History repeats itself.
He wrote that what happened in Indonesia over the past several decade of 20th century and the 1st decade of 21st century, in many ways, is just repetition of our experience during colonial period. the difference is merely in format.Long time ago they used to occupy us using military power while today they use other power.To some extent we lose economic sovereignty that weaken our political, diplomatic and military power.He appeals us to learn from the lessons of history.He cited a Spanish philosopher George Santayana who said that 'those who fail to learn from the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them'.He further wrote that the Dutch East Indies company and the Dutch government could exploit Indonesia for more than three centuries due to mechanism of corporatocracy.
...
Amin agrees with him.
...
Amin Rais insisted Indonesia to find a new agenda like land reform and investment in education and renegotiation of mining sector.
...
Joseph Stiglitz advice is similar to Amin's and some Indonesian leaders'.
...
Amin is sure that the US and its allies in the near future will decline.US has passed the peak of its political, military, social achievement.It is about time for them to go down.
Amin cited Cornelius Tacitus, Arnold Toynbee.
...
Amin further reminds US to be humble and to learn from history lessons.
...
Amin Rais worries that Indonesian leaders suffer from the same mental disorder.He remembered when Indonesia took a very long time to consider support to PLO office in Jakarta.Consequently Indonesia lose diplomatic support of about twenty Arab nations in UN on Timor case.He also noted the way the Indonesian government handle their forest.Indonesian tropical forest are dominated and exploited by illegal loggers.
...
Amin said that the American corporation committed several crimes.First, to environment.Everyday they dispose about 300 000 tons of tailings that destroy the environment in the river Agwagon-Otomona-Ajakwa.Thousands of square kilometers of forest around Grassberg now become desert.Second, tax crime.In 1990 Amin wrote that Freeport did not pay amount of tax in accordance to their obligations because their position was only number eight or nine of highest tax payers.
...
Amin said Kwik forgets the third possibility : combination of both.
...
Amin wrote that the present leaders is similar to Sultan Amangkurat I and II from Java who gave opportunity to Dutch EIC to rule over Java.
...
Amin is sure that Indonesian government by itself or by colution with legislature, too often facilitate and protect exploitation of Indonesian natural resources by big corporations.
...
Amin estimated that it is sold to foreigners for debt.
...
Amin quoted other experts who wrote in details about Indonesia's great losses.


Amien Rais, the chairman of ...

www.indonesiamatters.com, $reference.date [cached]

Amien Rais, the chairman of the Partai Amanat Nasional, PAN, says his party, which has its roots in the Muhammadiyah organisation, considers the porn issue to be an unimportant distraction.


" The coalition is not an ...

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" The coalition is not an effort to safeguard the interests of the Islamic group , but only subterfuge Rais to improve the bargaining position , " he said in Depok , on Friday ( 04/18/2014 ) .

Coalition formation Indonesia Raya is the brainchild of Chairman of the Advisory Council of the National Mandate Party ( PAN ) Amien Rais . Islamic Party coalition agreed to take chances , the first jointly discuss the matter at an internal level , respectively .
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" Unfortunately Mr. Rais did not invite cadres who became Minister for Economic Affairs Hatta Radjasa to immediately fix the economic problem of all , " he said .


Amien Rais, the head of ...

indahnesia.com, 1 April 2004 [cached]

Amien Rais, the head of Indonesia's supreme legislature and head of the Muslim-based National Mandate Party, rides ...

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