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Jakarta Post

Indonesian ambassador to Croatia Alex Litaay passes away

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, June 27, 2016   /  09:14 am
Indonesian ambassador to Croatia Alex Litaay passes away Politician Alexander Litaay (left) speaks as the Home Ministry's director general for regional autonomy, Djohermansyah Djohan, looks on during a discussion at the House of Representatives complex in Jakarta in 2013. (Antara/Widodo S. Jusuf)

Indonesian Ambassador to Croatia Alexander Litaay passed away in Zagreb on Sunday afternoon local time after having a heart attack.

“I received the news on the passing of Bung Lex from Usi Poppy [Litaay’s wife],” said Roery Moenandar, his brother-in-law, as quoted by Antara news agency on Sunday evening.

According to Moenandar, Litaay attended Sunday morning services at a local church. Upon his return home, he complained of chest pain and was taken to a nearby hospital. A Foreign Ministry release said Litaay died from a heart attack.

In the release on Sunday evening, Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi extended her condolences to Litaay’s family.

"Bapak Alexander Litaay started his service in Croatia early March this year. He had a strong motivation to contribute to the betterment of bilateral ties between Indonesia and Croatia,” Retno said.

Born in Ambon on Oct. 1, 1948, he is survived by his wife and children Natasya Alexandra Litaay, Adventya Zamyra Litaay and Thomas Mandela Demokrasio Litaay. (dmr)