Cabinet Presidium Decision 127 of 1966

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Cabinet Presidium Decision 127 of 1966  (1966) 
by Suharto, translated by Charles Coppel
Badan Koordinasi Masalah Cina (1980). Pedoman Penyelesaian Masalah Cina di Indonesia 2. Badan Koordinasi Intelijen Negara, 393–395. 

DECISION OF THE CABINET PRESIDIUM
No. 127 of 1966

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CABINET PRESIDIUM,

Considering:

  1. That in the framework of Indonesian nation and character building the process of assimilation of Indonesian citizens of 'foreign descent' into the body of the Indonesian nation must be accelerated;
  2. That replacing the names of Indonesians of foreign descent with names which conform to indigenous Indonesian names will assist in assimilation;
  3. That because of this, Indonesian citizens who still use Chinese names, and who wish to change their names to conform to indigenous Indonesian names, need to be given the fullest facilities by implementing a special procedure.

In view of: Law No. 4 of 1961

DECIDES:

Determines: REGULATION ON NAME CHANGING FOR INDONESIAN CITIZENS WHO USE CHINESE NAMES AS FOLLOWS:

CHAPTER 1
GENERAL

Article 1

(1) Indonesian Citizens who still use Chinese personal and family names and who wish to replace them with names more in conformity with those customarily used in the Indonesian community, should state their wishes in writing to the Level II District Head or to an appointed official;

(2) Names chosen must not contravene the custom of a region, must not be considered as a title, and must not offend against propriety.

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Article 3

OTHER MATTERS

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(4) This decision shall come into effect on 1 January 1967 and cease to have effect on 31 March 1968.

Issued at: JAKARTA
Date: 27 December 1966

AMPERA CABINET PRESIDIUM
CHAIRMAN,

Signed
SOEHARTO
General of the TNI

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