Agustin Teras Narang
Governor of Central Kalimantan Province
Before being elected Governor in 2005, Agustin Teras Narang was a member of the House of Representatives for the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle for two consecutive terms. The former lawyer has been the representative for Kapuas District and was the Chair of Commission II of the Parliament during his first term, and Chair of Commission III during his brief second term.
Born in 1955 in Banjarmasin, Narang began his career after graduating from the Law Faculty of Christian University of Indonesia in Jakarta in early 1980s. He has also been active in organizations of legal professionals such as the Center for Indonesian Legal Aid, Indonesian Bar Association, and the Association of Indonesian Legal Scholars (Perhimpunan Sarjana Hukum Indonesia/PERSAHI).
As Governor, Narang’s commitment to eradicate poverty in his province has been recognized and awarded with Meretas Ketinggalan (Development) Award 2008 from the State Minister for Disadvantaged Regions.
Another notable success is his effort to implement regional autonomy. Central Kalimantan was awarded as the fifth best province in Indonesia from Media OTONOMI in 2009.