The heroes have a great service for the independence of the Indonesian nation. From the initial desire to eliminate the invaders from their respective regions, the Indonesian heroes united in the national interest and released the shackles of the invaders. Without their enthusiasm, courage, and struggle, we would not be able to become the independent nation that we are today.


There are various forms of efforts made by the heroes, both during the colonial period and after Indonesia’s independence was proclaimed. One aspect that the heroes struggle with because it has a significant impact on daily life is the economic aspect. Want to know who are the Indonesian heroes who have contributed to building the nation’s economy? Let’s find out the answer in the following review!


1. Muhammad Hatta


The figure who was the first Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia is also known as "Bung Hatta." As a statesman, Bung Hatta provided very significant services for economic growth in Indonesia. Bung Hatta’s efforts were not easy because after the proclamation of independence, the economic condition in Indonesia was not yet stable. Thanks to Bung Hatta’s contribution, the Indonesian people can implement a mutual cooperation economic system and overcome the problem of inequality between the rich and the poor.

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2. Frans Seda


The character whose full name is Franciscus Xaverius Seda is more commonly known as Frans Seda. Apart from Mohammad Hatta, Frans Seda was also one of the heroes who contributed to aspects of the Indonesian economy. In 1965-1966 Frans Seda contributed his ideas to suppress inflation. At that time, Indonesia was experiencing inflation which rose to 650% so that society faced a homogeneous crisis.


3. Raden Bei Aria Wirjaatmadja


Raden Bei Aria Wiriatmadja is an Indonesian economic figure who was born in Banyumas, Central Java. It was he who founded Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI). From 1879 to 1905, Raden Bei Aria Wiriatmadja was trusted as Patih Purwokerto. Then, Raden Bei Aria Wiriatmadja initiated the Rural Bank as a solution to overcome the problem of borrowing funds from moneylenders who apply high interest rates.

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4. Rachmat Saleh


Rachmat Saleh was the Governor of Bank Indonesia who served from 1973 to 1983. In addition, he was also Indonesia’s Minister of Trade from 1983 to 1988. Rachmat Saleh is an alumni of the Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia. When he first worked, he started his career at Bank Indonesia (BI) in 1956 as a general staff employee of the Statistical Economics Section.


5. Loekman Hakim


Loekman Hakim is a statesman who was the Minister of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia during the leadership of President Soekarno. Meanwhile, he has also served in several positions related to finance. Some examples are the Inspector of Finance in 1942-1945, the Commissioner of Finance for Sumatra, and the Director of Javasche Bank. In fact, Loekman Hakim has also been the Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).


6. Sjafruddin Prawiranegara


Sjafruddin Prawiranegara is a politician who founded the Masyumi Islamic Party and an economist who has been appointed to several positions in the Indonesian government cabinet led by President Soekarno. In addition, Sjafruddin Prawiranegara was once trusted as the third Deputy Prime Minister of Indonesia, Chairman of the Emergency Government of the Republic of Indonesia at the Presidential level, and the first Governor of Bank Indonesia.


The hard work of Indonesian national leaders to make this nation more advanced and prosperous cannot be separated from the ideas and efforts made in the economic aspect. As the nation’s successor, you also have an equally important role to increase state income as well as create jobs through the business you run. Cashlez, as a payment gateway facility provider that has obtained a license from BI and is registered with Kominfo, is fully committed to helping you grow your business in the digital era!


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