TO SEE THE UNSEEN - Scenes behind the Aceh Peace Treaty

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PT. Rayyana Komunikasindo, Jul 6, 2007 - Architecture - 344 pages

 “From a business perspective, I comprehend Dr. Farid’s task was to offer,sell, and carry out after-sale services. Dr. Farid, from a surgeon’sperspective, comprehends his task was to check, take action and aidrecovery. Dr. Farid undertook his duty with true sincerity, responsibility,and joy, thus enabling him to find the path that eluded us.”

M. Jusuf Kalla

Vice President Republic of Indonesia (2004-2009 & 2014-2019)

“Dr. Farid Husain is indeed an extraordinary person. He is a man ofpatience and honesty who never once despaired of bringing the twoconflicting parties of GAM and RI to the negotiating table.”

Malik Mahmud

Former GAM Prime Minister

“This man successfully implemented many of Jusuf Kalla’s orders andsucceeded in bringing the conflicting sides to the negotiating table ....When the religious sentiment erupted in Poso, Central Sulawesi, severalyears ago, Farid went to extreme lengths behind the screen to bringabout the signing of the Malino I Peace Treaty in December 2001.”

Special Edition of Tempo Magazine, October 30 2005

“ my view, Farid Husain, just like Jusuf Kalla, was an essential troubleshooter. They could both be relied upon to solve problems.”

Pieter Feith

Former Chief of Aceh Monitoring Mission (AMM)

I wrote this book from the notes I compiled while conducting peace missions in several territories within our homeland, specifically in Poso, Ambon, and Aceh.

As many of my notes have never been publicized before, Mr. Jusuf Kalla has no real idea of their contents. This was one fact that motivated me to write this book. I wanted to expose the ‘unseen’ and that is why I chose the title To See the Unseen. I hope that the experiences depicted in this book may benefit the readers, especially those with an interest in conflict resolution and peace.


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About the author (2007)

Name                        : Dr. Farid W. Husain, Sp.B, KBD

Place Date of Birth  : Soppeng (South Sulawesi), 9 March 1950

Education :

- Medical Faculty Univ Hasanuddin (1978)

- Medical Faculty Univ Hasanuddin (Dr. Sp.B / Sp I) (1981)

- Faculty of Medicine Univ Indonesia (Dr. Sp.BD/Sp II/Consultant) (1984)

- Faculty of Medicine Free Universiteit Amesterdam - The Netherlands (1985)

Employment History :

1.    Deputy Coordinating Minister for Public Health, Environment and Social Affairs (2002-2005)

2.    Director General of Medical Services - Ministry of Health (2005 -2010)

3.    President's Special Envoy for the Peace of Papua (2011 - 2014)

4.    Expert Staff Coordinating Minister for People's Welfare Field of Community Participation (2001-2002)

5.    President Commissioner of PT Kimia Farma (2015 - 2018)

6.    President Commissioner of PT Bio Farma (2018-Present)

7.    Lecturer of Faculty of Medicine Univ Hasanuddin (1979-Present).

8.    Chairman of PMI Central Executive (2014-present)

Appreciation :

1.    Bintang Jasa Utama from the Government of Indonesia for its services in peace in Indonesia. (Year 2010)

2.    Current Heroes Degree, the field of Peace (Modernisiator Indonesia and TEMPO Magazine - (2008).

3.    Bungong Jaroe Peace Degree from Aceh Government. (2006)

4.    Satya Lencana Wira Karya from RI President (Period 10, 20 and 30 Years of Service)

5.    Parama Karya Dharma Husada - from the Ministry of Health of Indonesia (2002)

Peace building Activities:

1.    Special Envoy of the Government of the Republic of Indonesia for the Southern Thailand Peace Process (2006-2008)

2.    Facilitator on the Peace Process between the Thai Government and Pattani Resistance Movement in Southern Thailand. (Bogor, 22 - 9 - 2008).

3.    Responsible and Mediator of RI Delegation to the Peace Agreement with Free Aceh Movement (GAM) in Helsinki - Finland. (2005).

4.    Mediator and Ambon Peace Facilitator (Malino II) 2002 - At the same time as Chairman of the National Monitoring Team Implementation of Malino II Declaration

Mediator and Poso Peace Facilitator (Malino I) 2001 - At the same time as Chairman of the National Monitoring Team Implementation of the Malino I Declaration

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