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Mochtar Lubis

Mochtar Lubis ([moxˈtar luˈbɪs]; Padang, Indonesia March 7, 1922 – July 2, 2004, Jakarta) was an Indonesian Batak journalist and novelist who co-founded Indonesia Raya. His novel Senja di Jakarta (Twilight in Jakarta in English) was the first Indonesian novel to be translated into English. He was a critic of Sukarno and was imprisoned by him. He has been described as a "renaissance man par excellence."

Lubis was born on March 7, 1922 in Padang, West Sumatra to Raja Pandapotan Lubis, a high-ranking civil servant, and his wife.[3] He was the sixth child of twelve.
As a child, Lubis wrote children's stories which were published in Sinar Deli, a Medan-based newspaper. When he was an adolescent, Mochtar Lubis often trekked into the jungles of Sumatra. Lubis later wrote that two events during this period, seeing a well-built yet abandoned hut and having a close call with a tiger, served partly as his inspiration for Harimau! Harimau!

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Gender : male

Date of Birth : 1922-03-07

Birth Place : Padang, West Sumatra



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