Monday, 24 Feb 2020

Getting to Know Ratulangi, A Hero Now Preserved as a Street Name in Pekanbaru


Sam Ratulangi melalui Street View GoogleSam Ratulangi melalui Street View Google - Nobody doesn't know Jalan Dr. Sam Ratulangi, who is in Sago, Senapelan, the center of Pekanbaru. Its strategic location makes people and tourists feel at home and back looking for traditional or modern market snacks.

Gerungan Saul Samuel Jacob Ratulangi is a hero from the land of Sulawesi? Sam Ratulangi was born in Tondano, North Sulawesi, on November 5, 1890. Quoted from, Sunday, August 18, 2019, said the winner from Tanah Minahasa was referred to as a proclamation that was repeated in his citizens.

After Soekarno-Hatta proclaimed Indonesia's independence, Sam Ratulangi brought news of independence to Sulawesi two days after Indonesia's independence. He read the sound of the manuscript of the Proclamation of Independence on August 17, 1945 before the leaders of the people of Sulawesi.

Even though reading has finished, the Ratulangi struggle has just begun. He was crushed by the attack of a newly defeated Japanese army and the arrival of an Allied attack. Even the Allies at that time would oppose to follow up on the people of Sulawesi who were against them.

Sam Ratulangi also successfully passed the diplomacy route. He and 549 Sulawesi leaders accepted the Ratulangi Petition and sent it to the United Nations. The petition stated to the international world that Sulawesi was an inseparable part of Indonesia.

The Netherlands on April 5, 1956 and six of his colleagues were thrown into a Makassar prison and then sent to Serui, Papua. After the Renville Agreement in 1948, Sam Ratulangi agreed to Indonesia and then left for the capital of Indonesia, which was then still Yogyakarta.

Not long after, he was returned after Military Aggression II on December 18, 1948. A month after that, he was sent to Jakarta to be exiled to Bangka. But he died on June 30, 1949. Sam Ratulangi was buried in his hometown, Tondano.


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