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Former UN Peacekeeper Dies Of Stroke

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LABUAN – Deputy Superintendent of Police, Chua Su Wan who served as United Nations (UN) peacekeeper in Kosovo and Sudan in 2003 and 2010, respectively died of stroke on Tuesday.

The senior officer with the Labuan Police Department was 55.

Chua, who underwent surgery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kota Kinabalu succumbed to the ailment at 5.05pm.

His body was flown to his hometown in Lawas, Sarawak at 8.30am today.

Having served the force for 32 years, Chua’s last posting was as Labuan’s crime prevention and community security chief. He was previously Kapit crime investigation head.

Labuan police chief, Supt Adzhar Othman described the crime-buster as dedicated and dependable.

“Chua always kept a cool head, even in stressful situations. He will be missed in the force and his passing is a great loss to the police force,” he told Bernama.

Chua is survived by his 45-year-old widow and two daughters, aged 20 and 22.

Among those who paid their last respects were Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Jalaluddin Abdul Rahman and wife; Labuan police officer ASP Wilynton Enchana Watt; and, state police contingent heads. – BERNAMA

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