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Jakarta Post

E. Nusa Tenggara mourn former governor Tallo

Jakarta   /   Tue, April 28 2009   /  12:53 pm

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...