Adam Malik Batubara

Adam Malik Batubara (1917 - 1984)

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Adam Malik Batubara
Born in Pematang Siantar, Sumatera Utara, Hindia Belandamap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Bandung, Jawa Barat, Indonesiamap
Profile last modified | Created 15 Jul 2016
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Categories: Indonesian Politicians | Pematang Siantar, North Sumatra | Indonesian National Heroes.


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Biografi

Adam Malik Batubara (lahir di Pematangsiantar, Sumatera Utara, 22 Juli 1917 – meninggal di Bandung, Jawa Barat, 5 September 1984 pada umur 67 tahun) adalah mantan Menteri Indonesia pada beberapa Departemen, antara lain ia pernah menjabat menjadi Menteri Luar Negeri. Ia juga pernah menjadi Wakil Presiden Indonesia yang ketiga. Adam Malik ditetapkan sebagai salah seorang Pahlawan Nasional Indonesia pada tanggal 6 November 1998 berdasarkan Keppres Nomor 107/TK/1998. (1)

Nama dan Ejaan

Namanya Adam Malik Batubara, tapi biasanya disebut Adam Malik. Dialah seorang Batak, dan Batubara merupakan nama marga Batak.

Kelahiran dan Ayah Ibu

Adam Malik adalah anak dari pasangan Abdul Malik Batubara dan Salamah Lubis. Ayahnya, Abdul Malik, adalah seorang pedagang kaya di Pematangsiantar. Adam Malik adalah anak ketiga dari sepuluh bersaudara. (1)

Pasangan

Ia menikah pada tahun 1942 dengan Nelly puteri Datuk Ilyas Gelar Rajo Mara , ketika mantan wakil presiden itu berprofesi sebagai wartawan dan juga merupakan salah seorang pendiri kantor berita Antara. (1)

Anak

Dia dikaruniakan dengan 3 orang anak: Otto Malik, Antarini Malik dan Budisita Malik. (1)

Kehidupan dan Wafat

Setelah mengabdikan diri demi bangsa dan negaranya, H.Adam Malik meninggal di Bandung pada 5 September 1984 karena kanker lever. Jenazahnya dikebumikan di Taman Makam Pahlawan Kalibata. Kemudian, isteri dan anak-anaknya mengabadikan namanya dengan mendirikan Museum Adam Malik. Pemerintah juga memberikan berbagai tanda kehormatan. Atas jasa-jasanya, Adam Malik dianugerahi berbagai macam penghargaan, di antaranya adalah Bintang Mahaputera kl. IV pada tahun 1971, Bintang Adhi Perdana kl.II pada tahun 1973, dan diangkat sebagai Pahlawan Nasional pada tahun 1998.(1)


Biography

Adam Malik Batubara (22 July 1917 – 5 September 1984) was Indonesia's third vice president, a senior diplomat, foreign minister, and one of the pioneers of Indonesian journalism. (2)

Name and Spellings

His name is Adam Malik Batubara but he is usually known as Adam Malik. He is a Batak, and Batubara is a Batak clan name.


Birth and Parentage

Malik was born in Pematang Siantar, North Sumatra, Dutch East Indies to Abdul Malik Batubara and Salamah Lubis. He is from a Batak Mandailing Muslim family of Batubara clan.


Marriages

He married in 1942 to Nelly daughter of Datuk Ilyas Gelar Rajo Mara, when the former vice president was working as a reporter and also was one of the founders of the news office Antara.

Children

He had three children: Otto Malik, Antarini Malik dan Budisita Malik.

Career

After completing Junior High School, he received his first job as a shopkeeper, filling in time by reading books and increasing his knowledge. Malik quickly developed an interest in politics and aged just 17, became the Chairman of the Pematang Siantar branch of Partindo (Indonesia Party). In this position, Malik campaigned for the Dutch Colonial Government to grant independence to Indonesia. As a result of this, Malik was put in prison for disobeying the Colonial Government's ban on political assemblies. Once he was freed, Malik left Pematang Siantar for Jakarta.[2]

After leaving hometown, Malik pursued a job as a journalist. He wrote for Partindo's Party Magazine and Pelita Andalas Newspaper. In 1937, along with like-minded colleagues, Malik formed ANTARA.[3] ANTARA would develop to become Indonesia's national news agency.

Malik played an important role in the events leading up to Indonesia's Declaration of Independence and was elected Indonesia's first Vice President. (2)

Death

Malik died on 5 September 1984 in Bandung, West Java, as a result of liver cancer. His body was interred in Kalibata Heroes Cemetery. (2)

Awards and commendations

In 1982, Malik received the Dag Hammarskjöld Award from the United Nations. He has also been recognized as a National Hero of Indonesia.


Sumber/ Sources

(1) https://id.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Malik

(2) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Malik

(3) http://www.tokohindonesia.com/biografi/article/286-direktori/1893-peduli-masalah-sosial



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