Hamid AwaluddinMinister of Justice and Human Rights - United Indonesia Cabinet
Born in Parepare, South Sulawesi, on Oct. 5, 1962, Hamid attended the province’s Hasanuddin University. He was a judiciary observer before working for the General Elections Commission (KPU). As a student, he was actively involved in the Muhammadiyah Students association and the Association of Islamic Students (HMI) in Makassar, the capital of South Sulawesi province. He is close to Jusuf Kalla, who hails from the same province.
Hassan WirayudaMinister of Foreign Affairs - United Indonesia Cabinet
Hassan is one of few ministers from the Megawati Soekarnoputri Cabinet who retained his job. It was not because of his political affiliation or loyalty, but his distinguished diplomatic career, his negotiating skills as well his proven-leadership ability during Indonesia’s chairmanship of ASEAN that earned him the job. Born in Tangerang on July 9, 1948, Hassan has a master’s degree in law from Harvard University and a JD in international law from the University of Charlottesville, Virginia, both in the United States.
Hatta RajasaMinister of Transportation - United Indonesia Cabinet
Born in Palembang, South Sumatra province, on Dec. 18, 1953, Hatta graduated from the Bandung Institute of Technology in 1980. He was president director of PT Arthindo Utama between 1982 and 2000. Hatta left his career in business and entered politics in 2000, joining the National Mandate Party (PAN) to later be named its secretary-general. He became a legislator in 1999 and was once chairman of the House of Representative’s PAN faction. Hatta was also Minister of Research and Technology under the Megawati administration (2001-2004).