Sir Rabbie Namaliu Passes On

Sir Rabbie Namaliu was a towering figure in Papua New Guinea’s political landscape, having served the country in various capacities for over four decades. He first entered politics in the 1970s, and his leadership qualities soon became apparent, leading to his appointment as the country’s Foreign Minister in 1982.

Sir Rabbie went on to become Papua New Guinea’s fourth Prime Minister in 1988, a position he held for five years until 1992. During his tenure as Prime Minister, Sir Rabbie was known for his commitment to national unity and his efforts to promote economic development in the country. He was also a strong advocate for regional cooperation and played a key role in the establishment of the Pacific Islands Forum.

After leaving politics, Sir Rabbie continued to make significant contributions to Papua New Guinea’s development, serving as Chairman of various boards and organizations. He was also a respected elder statesman and was often called upon for his counsel and guidance on matters of national importance.

The news of Sir Rabbie’s passing has been met with an outpouring of grief and tributes from across Papua New Guinea and the wider Pacific region. Many have praised him for his selfless dedication to public service and his unwavering commitment to the people of Papua New Guinea.

Sir Rabbie Namaliu’s passing is a great loss to Papua New Guinea, and his legacy as one of the country’s great leaders will undoubtedly live on. The thoughts and condolences of the entire nation are with his family and loved ones during this difficult time.

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