Vale Basoeki Koesasi memorial

Basoeki Koesasi public memorial service

Viewers based in Indonesia can view the memorial service livestream here. A recording of the full memorial service will be available following the service.

This public memorial service is being held to commemorate the life and achievements of Basoeki Koesasi. Pak Bas, as he was known, was a champion of Indonesian studies in Australia who helped establish significant bilateral relationships between Monash University and Indonesian partners. He was the first Director of Indonesian Engagement at Monash University, it was in this role that his efforts were instrumental in shaping the establishment of the Australia-Indonesia Centre (AIC).

Basoeki Koesasi

Pak Bas played a critical role in establishing a leadership program for Indonesia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and in facilitating closer connection between the Special Region of Yogyakarta with the AIC and Victoria through a partnership with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

Due to COVID-19 venue capacity restrictions, you’re encouraged to view the memorial remotely via the live stream which will be published on this page. If you are unable to attend the service, you may view a recording of the memorial here or at the top of this page.

Professor Sharon Pickering, Dean of Arts, reflected on Pak Bas' contributions to Monash:

"Basoeki Koesasi spent over 30 years with Monash Arts, where he served as a beloved friend, esteemed colleague and indefatigable champion of Indonesian studies in Australia.

Within our Faculty, Pak Bas taught Indonesian language, organised study tours, and brought together a community of alumni to foster a lasting and world-spanning appreciation of Indonesian culture. As the first Director of Indonesian Engagement at Monash University, Pak Bas will be remembered for his contributions in establishing significant bilateral relationships between Monash University and our Indonesian partners. His influence lives on in our Indonesian studies program.

We are deeply saddened to hear of his passing, and offer our condolences to his family and loved ones."

Event details

Date: Friday 5 February 2021

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm AEDT (Australian Eastern Daylight Time)
10.30 am - 12 pm WIT (Western Indonesian Time)

Event Contact

Rachna Chandra
Monash University
Project Officer
Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement)