The Central Indonesian National Committee (literally “Central Indonesian National Committee” also called KNIP ) was a committee meeting to attend President Sukarno in the Indonesia newly independent. Originally it was only a consultancy body, only after that did it obtain legislative functions. Following the transfer of sovereignty to the republic of the United States of Indonesiainthe state adopted a bicameral system . The KNIP meets for the last time onto accept that the Republic of Indonesia join the Republic of the United States of Indonesia. This republic finally had a limited life and Indonesia became a unitary state in ; the working committee of the KNIP then became part of the representative council of the people 1 , 2 .

Notes and references

  1. ↑ Kahin (1952), page 464.
  2. ↑ Cribb (2001), page 284.


  • Cribb, Robert (2001) Perlemen Indonesia 1945-1959 (“Indonesian Parliaments 1945-1959”) in Panduan Parlelem Indonesia (“Parliamentary Guide Indonesia”), Yayasan API, Jakarta, ( ISBN  979-96532-1-5 ) .
  • Kahin, George McTurnan (1952) Nationalism and Revolution in Indonesia , Cornell University Press, ( ISBN  0-8014-9108-8 ) .