Recount Text: Muhammad Hatta

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Muhammad Hatta, well known as Bung Hatta, is an Indonesian nationalist leader and vice-president. He was born in Bukittinggi, Sumatra in 1902. He spent his life studying in the Netherlands. In 1932, he obtained a doctorate in economics in 1932.

Returning to Indonesia, he became active in the Indonesian nationalist movement. Because of his activity, he was arrested by the Dutch in 1934 and was imprisoned on the island of Bandanaira.When the Dutch surrendered to Japanese, he was released by the Japanese colonial in 1942.

In 1945, after the proclamation of Indonesia's Independence, Hatta became vice-president under Sukarno of the Indonesia Republic. By 1948 Hatta was the prime minister of the struggling government. As vice-president, he disagreed more and more with President Sukarno's policies, and he resigned in 1956. After Sukarno's fall in 1966, Hatta served the new government in various advisory oles in economic and financial matters.

In 1980, he died as one of the national heroes. He had devoted his life for the national interest, not only in struggling period, but also in the developing era.


Source: Kupas Tuntas UN Bahasa Inggris - Nurhidayat

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