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Burhanuddin Harahap Cabinet

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Burhanuddin Harahap Cabinet

The Burhanuddin Harahap was an Indonesian cabinet that served from 11 August 1955 until 3 March 1956.


Cabinet Leadership

Cabinet Members

  • Minister of Foreign Affairs: Ide Anak Agung Gde Agung (Democrat)
  • Minister of Home Affairs: Soenarjo (Nahdlatul Ulama - NU)
  • Minister of Defense: Burhanuddin Harahap (Masyumi)
  • Minister of Justice: Lukman Wiriadinata (Socialist Party of Indonesia - PSI)
  • Minister of Information: Sjamsuddin Sutan Makmur (PIR-Hazairin)
  • Minister of Finance: Sumitro Djojohadikusumo
  • Minister of Agriculture: Mohammad Sardjan
  • Minister of Economic Affairs: I. J. Kasimo
  • Minister of Transport: F. Laoh (PRN)
  • Minister of Public Works and Manpower: R. P. Soeroso (Parindra)
  • Minister of Labor: Iskander Tedjasukmana (Labour Party)
  • Minister of Social Affairs: Soedibjo (PSII)
  • Minister of Education & Culture: Soewandi (Parindra)
  • Minister of Religious Affairs: Mohammad Iljas (NU)
  • Minister of Health: Dr. Johannes Leimena (Parkindo)
  • Minister of Agrarian Affairs: Gunawan (PRN)
  • State Minister: Abdul Hakim (Masyumi)
  • State Minister: Soetomo (PRI)
  • State Minister: Coomala Noor (PIR-Hazairin)
  • Junior Minister of Transport: Asraruddin (Labour Party)


On 19 January 1956, both ministers from the PSII, namely Second Deputy Prime Minister Harsono Tjokroaminoto and Minister of Social Affairs Soedibjo resigned, as did both NU ministers, namely Minister of Home Affairs Soenarjo and Minister of Religious Affairs Mohammad Iljas. State Minister Soetomo also became ad interim Social Minister, Minister of Public Works and Manpower R. P. Soeroso also became ad interim Interior Minister and Minister of Agriculture: Mohammad Sardjan also became ad interim Religious Affairs Minister.


  • Simanjuntak, P. N. H. (2003), Kabinet-Kabinet Republik Indonesia: Dari Awal Kemerdekaan Sampai Reformasi (in Indonesian), Jakarta: Djambatan, pp. 148–160,  

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