The Jakarta Post
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Monday presented three national hero titles to a Navy officer, an engineering professor, and the country’s first foreign affairs minister.The three were late Rear Adm. (ret.) Jahja Daniel Dharma, Prof. Herman Johanes and first foreign minister Achmad Subardjo.The granting of the hero awards was based on recommendations from the Central Heroes Counseling Board and the Indonesian Honorary Medal Council, to coincide with National Heroes Day, which falls on Nov. 10.The President also granted four kinds of honorary medals to 10 other national figures.
Late Rear Adm. (ret.) Jahja Daniel Dharma, also known as John Lie, was born in Manado in 1911.
He was honored for among others, his role in supplying ammunition and weapons to Indonesian troops. He transported the arms from Malaysia and Thailand and distributed them to ports in Aceh and along the ea...