Driwan Icon Cybermuseum:”The Former Indonesian President BJ Habibie Caricature Historic collections”(Koleksi karikatur B.J. Habibie)












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The Former Indonesian President B.J.Habibie Collections

Frame One : The Caricatur Historic Collections

1. Waktu Kecil Bila Diajak Bermain selalu ingin belajar(During Childhood He Like to study than playing)

2.Kecil-kecil Juara Nyanyi(During Smaal child Became The Singer)

 3.Tahun 1945 berenang Di Lamae dekat Pare-pare dan memandikan kuda.(In 1945 Swimming and Bathing the Horse at Lamae near Pare-Pare South Celebes)

4.Menyanyi Lagu Jambalaya Dan Vaya Condios saat Pesta Kenaikan Kelas Yang dihadiri Orang Tua Murid(Singing the song Jambalaya and Vaya condios at School party)

5.Sakitpun Pergi Ujian(Still Join Examination Although Sick)

6.They think BJH Tennis champion from Japan in Germany

7.Ia Mengatakan Ototnya seperti(he said that his muscle like) Jean Claude van Dame

8.His Working Desk(Meja KerjaBJH)

9.Ceramah BJH 5 K,kualitas Imam,kualitas Hidup,kualitas berpikir,kualitas berkarya dan Kualitas bekerja(Five Quality of insane,life,thingking,producting and work)

10.He read his poem

BJH Poem in Indonesia language please translate your self :

Terlentang ! Jatuh !Perih! Kesal!

Ibu Pertiwi. Engkau pegangan.

Dalam perjalanan. janji pusaka dan sakti.

Tanah Tumpah darahku. Makmur dan Suci.

Hancur badan Tetap berdjalan.

Djiwa besar dan suci

membawa Aku …padamu.

Frame Two:BJH International caricature(google Exploration)

BJ habibie…




Frame Three:

The Biography Of B.J.Habibie

Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie

Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie

In office
21 May 1998 – 20 October 1999
Vice President none
Preceded by Suharto
Succeeded by Abdurrahman Wahid

In office
10 March 1998 – 21 May 1998
President Suharto
Preceded by Try Sutrisno
Succeeded by Megawati Sukarnoputri

Born 25 June 1936 (1936-06-25) (age 74)
Pare-Pare, South Sulawesi, Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia)
Political party Golongan Karya
Spouse(s) Hasri Ainun Besari, (m. 12 May 1962. d. 22 May 2010)
Children Ilham Akbar Habibie (b. 1963)
Thareq Kemal Habibie (b. 1967)
Occupation Technologist, Aviation Scientist, Aviation Industrialist, Politician
Religion Islam

About this sound Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie (help·info) (born 25 June 1936), also known B. J. Habibie, was the third President of Indonesia, holding office from 1998 to 1999.

Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie was born in Pare-Pare, South Sulawesi, to Alwi Abdul Jalil Habibie and R. A. Tuti Marini Puspowardojo. He studied at the Bandung Institute of Technology for one year. Although B.J. Habibie himself was born in South Sulawesi, B.J. Habibie’s parents didn’t come from this region. His father was an agriculturist from Gorontalo and his mother was a Javanese noblewoman from Yogyakarta, who met while studying in Bogor.



Time in Germany

During 1955-1965, he studied aerospace engineering at the RWTH Aachen University, Germany, receiving Diploma (Germany’s First degree certificate which is equivalent to Master in most countries) in 1960 and doctorate in 1965. He then worked for Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm in Hamburg. It might have been due to his time spent in Europe that made him interested in the Leica line of cameras.

While working in Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm, Habibie conducted many research assignments, producing theories on thermodynamics, construction, and aerodynamics, known as the Habibie Factor, Habibie Theorem, and Habibie Method.

 Aviation industry

When Habibie came back to Indonesia in 1974, he was also made CEO of a new state owned enterprise called PT. Nurtanio. By the early 1980s it had made considerable progress, specializing in making helicopters and small passenger planes. In 1995, Habibie succeeded in flying a N-250 (dubbed Gatotkoco) commuter plane. He was assisted in his efforts by A.B. Wolff, former Chief of Staff of the Dutch Airforce.

In developing Indonesia’s Aviation Industry, Habibie adopted an approach called “Begin at the End and End at the Beginning”.[1] In this method, things such as basic research became the last things that the workers at IPTN focused on while actual manufacturing of the planes was placed as the first objective.

In 1985, PT. Nurtanio changed its name to Indonesian Aviation Industry (IPTN) and is now known as Indonesian Aerospace Inc. (Dirgantara).

Member of Golkar

Like most government officials in Suharto’s regime, Habibie was a member of the Golkar organisation.

From 1993-1998, Habibie was a daily coordinator for the chairman of the Executive Board.

 Vice presidency

The 1998 People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) General Session was to be held in the midst of the Asian Financial Crisis and many were hoping for Suharto to take serious steps to take the country out of trouble. In January 1998, after accepting nomination for a 7th term as President, Suharto announced the criteria for the person who he wanted as Vice President. Suharto did not mention Habibie by name but his suggestion that the next Vice President should have mastery over science and technology made it obvious who he wanted to nominate.[2] The market reacted badly, causing the rupiah to further depreciate in value.

Despite protests and former Minister Emil Salim trying to nominate himself as Vice President, Habibie was elected as Vice President in March 1998.


Main article: Post-Suharto Era

Rise to office

Habibie takes the presidential oath of office on 21 May 1998.

By May 1998, the increasing poverty caused by the Financial Crisis and political discontent had reached boiling point. On 13 May, the shooting of six students at Trisakti University in Jakarta, caused extreme anger which in turn caused widespread riots and lootings. There were now explicit calls for Suharto to step down as President of Indonesia. Suharto responded by saying on 19 May 1998 that if he stepped down, the Vice President would become President and in a not too subtle jab to Habibie, said that he was not sure whether the Vice President could solve the problems facing the country.[3]

Habibie, who learned of Suharto’s comments from television, was upset with his mentor and from then on was increasingly sympathetic to those who wanted Suharto to step down. While careful not to oppose him directly or support those who did, Habibie left the president in little doubt that he saw himself as Suharto’s legitimate successor. Suharto, faced with dwindling civilian and military support, even among loyalists like Wiranto and Ginandjar Kartasasmita, decided to resign late on the evening of 20 May 1998.[4]

The next morning, on 21 May 1998, Suharto publicly announced his resignation and Habibie was immediately sworn in as President. There was mixed reaction to Habibie’s assumption of the Presidency. Hardline reformists saw Habibie as an extension of Suharto’s regime while moderate reformists saw him as leading a transitional Government.

With the release of his 2006 book, Detik-Detik Yang Menentukan: Jalan Panjang Indonesia Menuju Demokrasi (Decisive Moments: Indonesia’s Long Road Towards Democracy), there is speculation that Suharto had wanted Habibie to resign along with him.[5] In Javanese style, Suharto hinted at this intention subtly. Habibie, despite having Javanese root from his mother, didn’t take the hint and decided to take the office of the President. Because of this inability to read his intentions, Suharto showed nothing but contempt and never talked to Habibie again.


Habibie’s Cabinet, which was called the Development Reform Cabinet consisted mostly of the same faces which had served in Suharto’s last Cabinet.[6] To show his reformist bent, Habibie included United Development Party (PPP) member Hamzah Haz in the Cabinet.

 East Timor

When he took office, Habibie made it clear that East Timorese Independence was out of the question, but that he would consider giving East Timor special autonomy.[7] In January 1999, however, Habibie surprised everyone by announcing that a referendum, choosing between special autonomy and independence, would be held in East Timor. This particular decision made Habibie extremely unpopular with ABRI.

On 30 August 1999, the referendum was held and the East Timorese people chose overwhelmingly for Independence. However, the retreat of Indonesian troops from East Timor would not be peaceful as many people were killed by pro-Indonesian para-militaries.

Suharto’s corruption charge

The 1998 MPR Special Session in November declared that an investigation should be made into corruption charges especially that of Suharto’s.

Habibie also thought of forming a special commission as a gesture of good faith towards Reformasi and invited noted lawyer Adnan Buyung Nasution to be on the commission. Nasution would ask for a lot of power in investigating the matter and Habibie rejected the offer. Instead, he appointed Attorney General and loyalist, Andi Muhammad Ghalib to head the investigation.

On 9 December 1998, Suharto was questioned for three hours by Ghalib. The Habibie Government declared that Suharto had gained his wealth through corruption.

A controversial tape was released which involved a telephone conversation between Habibie and Ghalib. The conversation seemed to suggest that Habibie’s Government was not giving a serious attempt at investigating Suharto’s corruption charges.[8]

The economy

Habibie’s Government stabilized the economy after the chaos which it went through in the Asian Financial Crisis and the last few months of Suharto’s Presidency.[9]


Habibie’s Government also began making concilliatory gestures towards Chinese Indonesians who because of their wealth and dominance of the Indonesian economy were targeted during the violence and looting. In September 1998, Habibie issued a Presidential Instruction which does not allow for the discriminatorial reference to pribumi (Native) and non-pribumi (Non-Native).[10] In May 1999, Habibie followed this up with another Presidential Instruction which states that a display of ID Card is enough to prove someone’s Indonesian citizenship whereas before, displaying the Letter of Evidence of Republic of Indonesia Citizenship (SBKRI) was the norm.

Although they were not mentioned specifically, it is clear that these policies were targeted towards Chinese Indonesians who in the Suharto years were referred to as non-Pribumi and had to display SBKRI to prove their Indonesian citizenship.


When he was a State Minister for Research and Technology, BJ Habibie created a program called OFP (Overseas Fellowship program), SMDP (Science and Manpower Development Program) and STAID (Science and Technology for Industrial Development). The three programs were to provide scholarships to thousands of students to continue their study for master’s and doctorate program in the United States, Europe, Japan, and others.

 End of presidency

Although he had been viewed as just leading a transitional government, Habibie seemed determined to continue as president. In May 1999, Golkar announced that Habibie would be their presidential candidate.

At the 1999 MPR General Session in October, Habibie delivered an accountability speech which was a report of what he had achieved during his presidency. Once this was completed, MPR members began voting to decide if they would accept or reject Habibie’s speech. During this process, pro-Reform members of Golkar broke with the ranks and voted against Habibie and the accountability speech was rejected with 355 votes to 322. Seeing that it would be inappropriate to press his candidacy the presidency after having his accountability speech rejected, Habibie withdrew his nomination.


Since relinquishing the presidency, Habibie has spent more time in Germany than in Indonesia, however he has during Susilo Bambang Yudoyono’s presidency been active both as a presidential adviser and through The Habibie Centre to ensure democratisation in Indonesia.

In September 2006, Habibie released a book called Detik-Detik Yang Menentukan: Jalan Panjang Indonesia Menuju Demokrasi (Decisive Moments: Indonesia’s Long Road Towards Democracy). The book recalled the events of May 1998 which led to his rise to the Presidency. In the book, he controversially accuses Lieutenant General Prabowo Subianto, Suharto’s son-in-law and the Kostrad Commander, of planning a coup d’etat against him in May 1998.


Habibie was married to Hasri Ainun Besari, a medical doctor, from 12 May 1962 until her death on 22 May 2010. The couple had two sons, Ilham Akbar Habibie and Thareq Kemal Habibie. BJ Habibie’s brother, Yunus Habibie, is the current Indonesian ambassador to the Netherlands.[11][12]


  1. ^ “Our History”. Indonesian Aerospace. http://www.indonesian-aerospace.com/history/. Retrieved 30 October 2006. 
  2. ^ “Delapan Calon Wapres Itu: Di Antara Pujian dan Kritik”. Tempo. 7 February 1998. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. http://web.archive.org/web/20070927200843/http://www.tempointeraktif.com/ang/min/02/49/utama.htm. Retrieved 30 October 2006. 
  3. ^ Elson, Robert. Suharto: A Political Biography. UK: The Press Syndicate of the University of Cambridge. pp. 291. ISBN 0-521-77326-1
  4. ^ Hafidz, Tatik S.. Fading away? : the political role of the army in Indonesia’s transition to democracy, 1998-2001. Singapore: Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies. pp. 43. ISBN 981054085X
  5. ^ Bayuni, Endy M. (9 October 2006). “How Soeharto schemed and Habibie botched it”. Jakarta Post (Original Publisher) as displayed on perspektif.net. http://www.perspektif.net/english/article.php?article_id=428. Retrieved 30 October 2006. 
  6. ^ Miller, Michelle Ann. Rebellion and Reform in Indonesia (London: Routledge 2008), pp.14-18 ISBN 978-0-415-45467-4
  7. ^ Miller, M. (2004). ‘From reform to repression: the post-New Order’s shifting security policies in Aceh’, Review of Indonesian and Malaysian Affairs, 38(4), 129–162.
  8. ^ Elson, Robert. Suharto: A Political Biography. UK: The Press Syndicate of the University of Cambridge. pp. 295. ISBN 0-521-77326-1
  9. ^ Suprapto, Eddy et al. (18 October 1999). “Bung Rudy, In Rapormu! Mengintip Pertanggungjawaban BJ Habibie”. Kontanonline.com as found on hamline.edu. http://www.hamline.edu/apakabar/basisdata/1999/10/15/0052.html. Retrieved 28 October 2006. 
  10. ^ Purdey, Jemma. Anti-Chinese Violence in Indonesia, 1996-1999. Singapore: Singapore University Press. pp. 179. ISBN 9971-69-332-1
  11. ^ “Former First Lady Hasri Ainun Habibie Dies At 72”. The Jakarta Globe. 23. http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/home/former-first-lady-hasri-ainun-habibie-dies-at-72/376533. Retrieved 23 May 2010. 
  12. ^ “H.E. Mr. Junus Effendi Habibie” (in Indonesian). Indonesian Embassy to the Netherlands. http://www.id.indonesia.nl/content/view/209/98/. Retrieved 23 May 2010. 

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