Body of police officer who died in Timor Leste to be flown back Sunday

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  • Friday, 10 Feb 2012

SERIAN: The body of Chief Inspector Benet Pawun, who died of an illness in Timor Leste, and which is now in Adelaide, Australia for a post mortem, will be flown back to Sarawak on Sunday at the earliest.

Serian MP Datuk Richard Riot said Friday that a full military ceremony would be arranged to receive the body here.

It was reported Saturday that Benet, 52, an officer from the state police headquarters, had passed away while on assignment in Timor Leste.

He had served in Timor Leste for 14 years and the bad news was relayed to his wife, Clare Boar, 51, at 10am on Tuesday.

According to Clare, the last time she saw her husband was on Christmas last year when he was 20 days' holiday in Serian.

Benet was believed to have died from dengue fever.

State CID chief SAC Zulkifli Hasan said state police had yet to receive a full report on Benet's demise from Timor Leste.

He said so far the cause of his death had not been officially determined.

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