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E. Nusa Tenggara mourn
former governor Tallo

KUPANG, East Nusa Tenggara: Governor Frans Leburaya has asked state agencies and residents from across the province to fly the Indonesian flag at half-mast from April 27 to April 29, in a mark of respect for Piet Alexander Tallo, former East Nusa Tenggara governor, from 1998 to 2008.

"Pak Tallo was a statesman who dedicated part of his life for the benefit of the province," said Leburaya on Monday.

Tallo was formally South Central Timor regent, a vice governor and a governor for two terms.

Tallo passed away at the Gatot Subroto Army Hospital in Jakarta on Saturday night.

He suffered from an acute asthma attack and a respiratory infection.

His body arrived in Kupang on Sunday on a Mandala Airlines flight.

Tallo will be buried at the Dharmaloka Heroes Cemetery in Kupang on Wednesday.- JP

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