State Elementary School Menteng 01

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SDN Menteng 01
Menteng, Jakarta
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Type Public
Established 1934
Vice Principal
Deputy Headmaster
Hj. Hasimah M.Pd
Akhmad Solikhin
Enrollment 478

State Elementary School Menteng 01 (Indonesian: Sekolah Dasar Negeri (SDN) Menteng 01), also known as SDN Besuki or the Besuki school, is an Indonesian public school in Menteng, Jakarta.

The school was founded in 1934 as Carpentier Alting Stichting Nassau School (CAS)[1] by the Dutch colonial administration and was reserved for the children of the Dutch and Indonesian nobility. The Indonesian government took over administration of the school in 1962, and it was then run by the Raden Saleh Foundation.

Among its students have been children of Bambang Trihatmodjo, the son of former president Suharto, as well as the grandchildren of former vice presidents Hamzah Haz and Try Sutrisno. U.S. President Barack Obama spent one and a half years of schooling there.[2] Obama's announcement of his candidacy for United States president in January, 2007 drew world-wide media attention to the school, with many media outlets sending reporters there, including The Chicago Tribune,[3][4] MSNBC,[5] and the BBC.[6] Nedra Pickler of the Associated Press reported: "Those tied to the school say they are proud to have had a student like Obama, and hope that, if he is elected president, his ties to Indonesia will broaden his world perspective and his views on religion."[7]


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  2. Prodita Sabarini (2007-01-31). "Impish Obama couldn't sit still, says school pal". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 2015-09-19.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  4. Barker, Kim. "Obama madrassa myth debunked - Religious Education, Barack Obama, The White House". Retrieved 2009-12-06.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Obama debunks claim about Islamic school". MSNBC. 2007-01-25. Event occurs at 4:29 p.m. ET. Retrieved 2009-06-07.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Williamson, Lucy (2008-04-19). "Jakarta classmates recall 'Barry' Obama". BBC Online.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. Pickler, Nedra (2007-01-24). "Obama challenges allegation about Islamic school". San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved 2011-07-09.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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