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Babel governor dead at 61

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, July 30, 2013   /  02:50 pm

Bangka Belitung (Babel) Governor Eko Maulana Ali died at the age of 61 at the Metropolitan Medical Center in Jakarta on Tuesday at 12:35 a.m., an official says.

Babel Tourism and Culture Agency head Yan Megawandi said the late governor died of an illness he had suffered for years.

Yan said that Eko'€™s body was scheduled to be flown from Jakarta to Depati Amir Airport in Pangkalpinang, the capital of Babel province, on Tuesday morning.

'€œWe are currently waiting for his remains for burial,'€ he said as quoted by Antara news agency.

Eko was elected the Babel governor for the 2007-2013 period after beating current Jakarta Deputy Governor Basuki '€œAhok'€ Tjahaja Purnama in the 2007 gubernatorial race. (hrl)

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