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Former chair of Papua People’s Assembly, Alua, dies

You look so peaceful lying there With your hands folded upon your chest. You look like you are sleeping But you are at eternal rest. So Long For Now. (by Yvonne Legge)

A veteran West Papuan leader, the former chairman of the Papua People’s Assembly in Indonesia, Agus Alue Alua has died in a Jayapura hospital.

Local media is reporting that Alua is understood to have collapsed suddenly yesterday and was rushed to Dian Harapan Hospital in Papua’s provincial capital where he was dead on arrival.

The cause of death is not yet known. The late Agus Alua served as chairman of the MRP during its first term which recently ended. He is credited with having introduced policies such as the decree that Papua’s regional head and deputy must be indigenous Papuans. He is survived by his wife and three children.