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Dr. Mohammad Hatta

Dr. Mohammad Hatta

Every country has its great men and women who are remembered for what they have done for their country. One of indonesia’s great men is Dr. Mohammad Hatta. He was a man with a deep love for his country and people.

Dr. Mohammad Hatta was born in Bukit Tinggi on August 12, 1902 while still in junior high school in Bukit Tinggi, he became interested in politics and joined the League of young Sumatrans.

He left Bukit Tinggi to study in Batavia. Then, he went to the Netherlands. He studied economics and gained a doctor a te degree there. During his stay there was Active in the Nationalist Movement. Because of his activities, he was arrested.

In 1932 hatta returned to Indonesia. He joined a political organization called “Pendidikan Nasional Indonesia.” On of its goals was to develop political Awareness among  the Indonesian people. His Activities again led to his arrest. The colonial government exiled him to Boven Digul and later to Banda Neira. Shortly before the Japanese Invansion, he was brought back to Java.

When the Japanese surrendered in August 1945, Soekarno and Hatta proclaimed Indonesia’s independence. Hatta became the first vice-President of the Republic of Indonesia.

In 1945 Hatta resigned asvice-Presiden and devoted him self to writing. On march 14,1981 Dr. Mohammad Hatta passed away in Jakarta.

Nowadays, he is no longer living among us. However, his spirit of loving the country and nation is one of the reasons why he is well remembered.


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