The Roles of Abu Bakar Sidiq in Maintaining Lampung Residence During the Dutch Military Aggression II in North Lampung
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- Abu Bakar Sidiq; Biography; Defending Lampung Residency
The Dutch managed to enter Lampung through the Port of Panjang on January 1st, 1949, which was the gateway to the southern tip of Sumatra and the territory of ARLI. The Dutch were able to easily control this territory because of their unbalanced strength and weaponry. The increasingly chaotic situation in Lampung caused the Lampung Residency to move from Talang Padang to Way Tenong and ended up in Bukit Kemuning, North Lampung. Abu Bakar Sidiq’s struggle to keep Lampung as part of the independent Republic of Indonesia was not easy. However, the struggle of Abu Bakar Sidiq and his troops was not fully recorded as part of the legacy of the local history of Lampung, which caused the role of Abu Bakar Sidiq as a regional hero not known by the people of Lampung even in his birthplace, Bukit Kemuning, North Lampung. The objectives of this research were (1) providing information about the biography and finding out the track record of Abu Bakar Sidiq’s struggle in Lampung; also (2) revealing the role of Abu Bakar Sidiq in defending Lampung Residency during the Dutch Military Aggression II in North Lampung. This research was qualitative research with historical methods and data collection techniques used library techniques, documentation, and interview with Abu Bakar Sidiq descendants. The results of this research indicated that Abu Bakar Sidiq was originally a TKR (People’s Security Army) commander with the rank of First Lieutenant in the Bukit Kemuning sub-district, North Lampung. Then, he served as commander of the Indonesian Special Police Force, chief of Marine Police staff, and lastly served as chairman of the Association of Indonesian Navy Base IA of Lampung Province. In addition, Abu Bakar Sidiq and his troops helped defend Indonesia’s independence in Lampung by guerrillas throughout the Lampung area, which was under attack from the Dutch. In the Dutch Aggression I and II, the Lampung government center (residence of Lampung) moved around until the Bukit Kemuning of North Lampung. Abu Bakar Sidiq placed his troops on guard on every road to Bukit Kemuning to keep the Lampung residency safe, intending to repel the enemy. In addition, Abu Bakar Sidiq recruited youths from Bukit Kemuning to become volunteer emergency troops (paramilitary troops) to increase strength and provide military training.
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TY - CONF AU - Myristica Imanita AU - Marzius Insani PY - 2022 DA - 2022/01/06 TI - The Roles of Abu Bakar Sidiq in Maintaining Lampung Residence During the Dutch Military Aggression II in North Lampung BT - Proceedings of the Universitas Lampung International Conference on Social Sciences (ULICoSS 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 198 EP - 204 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220102.025 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.220102.025 ID - Imanita2022 ER -