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The success of Soeharto in managing the development of Indonesia: a Non-Indonesian perspective

Jaes, Lutfan and Abdul Latiff, Azmi and Suhaimy, Khairul Azman and Damin, Zahrul Akmal and Ani, Fauziah and Halim, Harliana and Syed Abu Bakar, Sharifah Khadijah and Ahmad, Shakila (2017) The success of Soeharto in managing the development of Indonesia: a Non-Indonesian perspective. In: The 1st International Conference on Social Sciences University of Muhammadiyah Jakarta, Indonesia, 1–2 November 2017, 1–2 November 2017, University of Muhammadiyah Jakarta, Indonesia.

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This piece of work stems from a leadership discussion on a leader‟s effective ruling ideas in helming a nation‟s development process. Soeharto was the second Indonesian President who was also a towering statesman. The late former president successfully implemented pragmatic actions to achieve his planned mission and vision. Soeharto embraced the western democracy spirit but he limited its implementation, following his own mould. His leadership capability has brought Indonesia to a level that remains hardly imitable by other leaders of his time or contemporary ones. As such, to serve as lessons, his ruling ideas and development management are exemplary practices that are necessarily and suitably to be analysed by non-Indonesians. A research on one (1) term of governance that focuses on a collection of Soeharto‟s “New Year Speeches”, “Independent Day Speeches” and “Party Speeches” was initiated to identify his ideas of governance and inclination in carrying out development. It was discovered that Soeharto used the Independent Day (Nationhood Speeches) as the most significant speeches which required attention. On the other hand, his “Power-Oriented” speeches dominated the values in development. In conclusion, leaders with governing ideas and dynamic development leadership are very much needed. The society also needs to strengthen their attitude. Reinvigoration of competent local wisdom is also needed as a sustainable development tool. It is suggested that future study should focus on more than one term governance to support the current discoveries and discover newer and more interesting findings.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ruling ideas; Development; Soeharto; Leadership style
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Depositing User: Student Praktikal UiTM
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2018 03:29
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2018 03:29
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/10060
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