The Chinese Convert Behind the Toll Road Company Sued by Tommy Soeharto

Jusuf Hamka, a Chinese Muslim figure who is known as a toll road entrepreneur. Photo: Irfan Adi Saputra / coil
Road development company tolls, PT Citra Waspphutowa, is on the list of the proposed defendants Tommy Soeharto to the South Jakarta District Court. The youngest son of the 2nd President of Indonesia, Soeharto, whose full name is Hutomo Mandala Putra, is suing 5 parties at once, because his house and land were displaced by the project. Desari Toll.

The Depok-Antasari toll road was built by PT Citra Waspphutowa, which is a subsidiary of PT Citra Marga Nusaphala Persada Tbk (CMNP). When PT Citra Waspphutowa was founded in 2009, CMNP owned 62.50 percent of the company’s shares. The rest is divided between state-owned enterprises in the construction sector, namely PT Waskita Toll Road, which is a subsidiary of PT Waskita Karya (Persero) Tbk, which controls 25 percent of the shares, and PT PP (Persero) Tbk which holds a share of 12.50 percent.

Among the management of PT Citra Waspphutowa, there is the name Fitria Yusuf as the President Commissioner. He is also the President Director of PT Citra Marga Nusaphala Persada Tbk. Fitria Yusuf is the son of Jusuf Hamka, figure chinese Muslims who are known as leading entrepreneurs.

In the 90s, Jusuf Hamka was a Commissioner of PT Citra Marga Nusaphala Persada Tbk. Then in 2012, his position shifted to President Director. Now, besides placing Fitria Yusuf in the position of President Director of CMNP, Jusuf Hamka also has two of his children, Feisal Hamka as President Commissioner and Farid Hamka as Commissioner.

The atmosphere of the Depok-Antasari (Desari) section 1 toll road interchange construction project in South Jakarta. Photo: ANTARA PHOTO / Sigid Kurniawan

Jusuf Hamka, Humble and Generous

Jusuf Hamka’s role in the business world is not only in the construction and management of toll roads. A series of positions he has held include adviser to Sinar Mas, commissioner of Artha Graha Investama, independent commissioner and advisor of automotive company PT Indomobil Sukses Internasional, independent commissioner and advisor to national private television company PT Indosiar Visual Mandiri, and independent commissioner of cement company PT Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa .

“I became an advisor (in these companies) because my friends asked for it. If you only depend on company salaries, that’s not much. But the sustenance I got before retiring was great. And I happen to be a public shareholder in big companies, ”said Jusuf, opening a little of the ‘kitchen’.

The lack of success did not make Jusuf Hamka forget himself. He runs a number of social activities, such as building mosques such as the Babah Alun Mosque in the vicinity Desari Toll. Converts who was supervised by Buya Hamka in 1981, also often holds various social activities. Including the distribution of free food, for people who work on the streets. Including the ojeg drivers.

Jusuf Hamka often went down alone to distribute alms and various social assistance for the community. Even though he got out of his expensive car like the Hammer or the Porsche sports sedan, he also didn’t hesitate to occasionally eat at the warteg.

Jusuf Hamka eats at a warteg in Menteng, Central Jakarta. Photo: Instagram.

Although he has embraced Islam and converted to Islam since 1981, Jusuf Hamka gave freedom to his family regarding various beliefs. This cannot be separated from the moderate attitude instilled by his parents long ago.

“My parents are moderate. My father is a lecturer, my mother is a teacher. It doesn’t matter for them (I change religions),” he said.

Fitria Yusuf himself just decided to convert to Islam and convert to Islam on March 12, 2020. The socialite, who also takes part in the world of fashion, lifestyle and the media industry, reads two sentences of shahada at the Lautze Mosque, Sawah Besar, Central Jakarta. He was directly mentored by the Wasekjen of the Central MUI, KH Zaitun Rasmin.

Fitria Yusuf when reading the shahada sentence to convert to Islam and convert to Islam. Photo: Instagram
Not long after, his decision to convert to Islam, my daughter Jusuf Hamka He married a man of Iranian descent, Wakid Khalid, on May 31, 2020. Wakid has been known as an actor, but has recently been pursuing business as a businessman.

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