Jurelang Zedkaia

Minister Matt: ‘He got things done’

Minister Matt: ‘He got things done’

GIFF JOHNSON Mattlan Zackhras, a four-term member of Nitijela who was a key figure in successful grassroots community development on Namdrik Atoll and who the past two years has been outspoken globally on the need for climate action, died this week in Taipei. Zackhras, 47, who has represented Namdrik Atoll in Nitijela since January 2004, […]

Bruce honors late Jurelang

Bruce honors late Jurelang

HILARY HOSIA Republic of China Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Bruce Linghu paid his respects to the family of late Senator/Iriojlaplap Jurelang Zedkaia in Ajeltake following his attendance Monday at President Casten Nemra’s inauguration. Linghu was Taiwan’s ambassador to the RMI from 2007 to 2010, a period that included the beginning of former President Zedkaia’s […]

Flags at half mast for Jurelang

Flags at half mast for Jurelang

Flags were lowered to half mast and a month of national mourning was declared on October 10 to honor former Marshall Islands President and Majuro paramount chief Jurelang Zedkaia. Zedkaia, 65, died in Majuro October 7 of an apparent heart attack. He was elected President of the Marshall Islands in 2009, following a vote of […]