President Tommy Remengesau, Jr. issued a presidential proclamation on November 18, 2019 to honor the late Senator and former Angaur Governor Abel K. Suzuky who passed away at the age of 78 at the Belau National Hospital on November 2, 2019.
Presidential Proclamation No. 19-275 ordered that all flags regularly flown within Palau and in all of its embassies and consulates shall be hoisted at half-mast for five days starting today, November 19, 2019, to pay respect to the former lawmaker and governor.
The late senator is survived by his wife and children, among whom include the incumbent Angaur Governor Kennosuke Suzuky, and grandchildren.
The late senator Suzuky was the second Governor of the State of Angaur who was credited for his big role in the development of Angaur’s seaport into a fully functional fisheries and transportation dock.
He also served as senator from 1981 to 1984 as part of the first Olbiil Era Kelulau (Palau’s first National Congress).
“The passing of the late Abel K. Suzuky is a great loss for his family, the people of Angaur State, and the people of the Republic of Palau,” the presidential proclamation read. (Rhealyn C. Pojas)