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Subject: Engan Judge Jalina Passes Away!

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Date Posted: Wed, Dec 19 2007, 09:27:01am

This is shocking news!!

My deepest condolences to the family, friends and relatives of this astute judge who graced the legal fraternity of Papua New Guinea! Jalina will be remember has one of Enga's leading judges who served his people tirelessly for peace, truth and justice.

Rest in peace!

The National, Wednesday, December 19 (2007)

PM pays tribute to Jalina

PRIME Minister Sir Michael Somare yesterday expressed sadness on learning of the death of Justice Moses Jalina.
Sir Michael said the death of Justice Jalina was a setback to the Judiciary Services in PNG and the people of Enga who have lost a dedicated judge.
“Papua New Guinea has lost a highly respected judge of the National Court. Justice Jalina was a man who had served his country loyally and with distinction as a government lawyer and a later as a judge,” he said in a statement.
The Prime Minister said Justice Jalina was also an example of the commitment by a lawyer who gave his life to serve the government and people of Papua New Guinea.
“Today, where better paid jobs in the private law firms contribute to a high turnover of government lawyers, Justice Jalina was an example of dedication and selfless service. He could have gone into private practice or joined a private legal firm but he chose instead, to serve the people of Papua New Guinea as a government lawyer.
“I extend my sincere condolences to his wife and children and the people of Maprik in the East Sepik, who have lost a fine son.”
Maprik MP Gabriel Kapris described the judge’s death as a great loss to province and PNG and the judiciary.
“I know him personally and am saddened by his sudden death. His valuable years of experience will be missed by the bench and the people of Enga where he was based,” Mr Kapris said.
Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister Sam Abal described Justice Jalina as a no-nonsense judge, who played a vital role in helping to change the community in Wabag through church activities and also in the court room.
Mr Abal said Justice Jalina was a humble public servant and a man of God who helped drive the work of churches in Wabag since 2001. He and his wife were involved in women and youth activities in Wabag.
“He is deeply respected in Enga and his untimely death is a big shock to all of us. He took up the challenge to come to our province as the first resident judge, and I want to thank him for the wonderful work he did in the province.”

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[> Subject: Correction - He is from Sepik!!!

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Date Posted: Wed, Dec 19 2007, 02:21:42pm

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Date Posted: Wed, Dec 19 2007, 03:07:00pm

Thanks Kaim, I called him Engan because he has served as our resident judge for a number of years..



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Date Posted: Mon, Dec 24 2007, 12:50:58pm

yeah sory true.

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[> Subject: Saddening! A big loss to Enga

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Date Posted: Fri, Dec 21 2007, 08:44:06am

This news is very saddening and comes with (so much agony for individuals in my boat and) a big loss to the Enga community (i.e. province/populace). I have personally known the Judge, a man of deep compassion and humility and respect for every citizen. A man of high standing too.

I cannot express how big a loss this is for justice in Enga and for its committed citizens. Not just Enga but PNG has lost a great man in Justice Jalina.

The times are tough. Hopefully the Supreme Cout can find someone to take on the reins of the late Justice Jalina, in Wabag (Enga)

May His Soul Rest In Peace

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[> Subject: Re: Enga Comes to a Standstill !

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Date Posted: Thu, Dec 27 2007, 01:40:25pm

Even some of us didn't participate in the funeral service of late Judge Jalina on Monday, our hearts were with our people in Enga who mourned in a way that reduced me to tears!

We Engans are so unique in our own ways!

http://www.thenational.com.pg/ (Thursday 27th December-2007)

Wabag comes to a standstill
WABAG town, the capital of Enga, came to stand still on Monday as Engans paid special respect to their residential judge the late Justice Moses Jalina.
The body of late Justice Jalina was flown from Port Moresby to Mt Hagen on Sunday before his body was transported to Wabag on Monday for a public funeral service.
The funeral service was organised by the Enga provincial government and was attended by a huge crowd, which include acting Chief Judge Justice Sir Salamo Injia with eight National and Supreme Court judges, magistrates, judiciary staff and Parliamentarians from the province.
Engans, who reside along the highway from the border of Enga and Western Highlands provinces, sat anxiously mourning on the roadside as the body was transported to Wabag in a convoy of vehicles.
It was estimated that more than 10,000 people joined in with the dignitaries in Wabag town to mourn.
Majority of the people painted their faces with mud and sat for the whole day as the town was completely silent and empty without the usual activities.
It was also the first time that all business houses, Government offices, markets and other usual activities completely shut down for the day in respect of the late judge.
Some of the biggest business houses like Wabag branch Bank South Pacific, Post PNG, Air Niugini, Kumul Clothing and other Asians and locally-owned outlets closed their doors as early as 8:30am and opened at about 3:30pm after the funeral service.
Sir Injia, on behalf of the judiciary and the Government, officially handed over the body to Enga Governor Peter Ipatas for the funeral service.
The day proceeded with combined Correctional Services and police guard of honour.
Many were moved when Mr Ipatas, Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Abal and provincial administrator Dr Samson Amean shed tears publicly.
Mr Ipatas later presented a K50,000 cheque from the Enga provincial government while mourners contributed K14,442.20 along with food stuff to the families of late Justice Jalina to show the Engans’ custom of mourning.
Mr Ipatas officially opened the funeral service and after the service, handed back the body on behalf of people of Enga to Sir Injia for the body to be overnight at his Premier Hill resident before it was flown back to Port Moresby on Christmas eve.


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Date Posted: Sat, Jan 26 2008, 09:34:15am

There was a moving story by Frank Senge Kolma in the National few weeks back about Judge Jalina's life in Enga. I haven't met the Judge before but I cried like a kid after reading about an outsider's sacrifice to see Enga change. I am sure he left a legacy for Engans to see.

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