Today in History over RRI World Service, Voice of Indonesia. We start from an event on May 26, 1966 when Guyana gained its independence.
Guyana located in the North of Latin America liberated itself. Guyana was discovered by Spanish sailors around the 5th century ago. So, Spain became Guyana’s colonialist. In early 18th century, great war occurred among European countries to occupy Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela, and a number of Brazilian regions. In 1815, the Vienna agreement was signed by countries involved in the war. In the agreement, region’s borders, which were disputed by colonial countries, were determined. In the division, Guyana became territory of British colony. Finally, Guyana gained its independence on May 26, 1966. However, at that time, Guyana’s status was still as member of Commonwealth. In 1970, Guyana really released all relations with colonial country, namely Britain.
The next event is that in 1972, the United States of America and Soviet Union signed agreement of Anti-Ballistic Missile.
Treaty of Anti-Ballistic Missile was treaty between the United States of America and Soviet Union on limitation of system of Anti-Ballistic Missile which was used to defend territory on nuclear weapon. On May 26, 1972, then President of the United States of America, Richard Nixon and Secretary General of Soviet Union Communist Party, Leonid Brezhnev signed Treaty of Anti-Ballistic Missile. The treaty was valid for 30 years, starting from1972 until 2002.
And the last event is that in 2005, Radius passed away.
Dr. Radius Prawiro was an Indonesian economist and politician. His economic and political career began as the Secretary of the People’s Security Committee in Yogyakarta in 1945 and continued as TRI Liaison Officer in Yogyakarta. He was the Staff of the Military Governor of the Yogyakarta and worked as a Technical Officer in the National Accounting Office. Then, he held the position of Deputy Minister for the National Audit Office of Indonesia, Deputy Minister for Central Bank, Governor of the National Bank of Indonesia, Governor of the Bank Indonesia, and served concurrently as Governor of the International Monetary Fund and the Vice-Governor of the Asian Development Bank for Indonesia from. Radius became a member of the President’s Economic Expert’s Team, and served as Head of the Governing Committee of the World Bank. He was then appointed Minister of Trade in both the Second Development Cabinet and the Third Development Cabinet, Finance Minister in the Fourth Development Cabinet and was Coordinating Minister of the Economics, Finance and Industry and Development Supervisory Board. He recorded his views of economic policy in Indonesia in a useful book ‘Indonesia's Struggle for Economic Development’ published in 1998. Radius Prawiro died in Germany on May 26, 2005 due to heart disease.