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Former PNG governor Malcolm Kela Smith dies from COVID-19 in Brisbane

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The Papua New Guinea man who died in a southeast Queensland hospital from COVID-19 complications this week was a former governor and respected businessman. Malcolm “Mal” Kela Smith was a two-time governor of the Eastern Highlands and a pioneer of PNG’s aviation industry. The 77-year-old passed away in the intensive care unit at the Redcliffe Hospital on Monday after he had been evacuated from PNG on March 28.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said she wished to offer her condolences to his…

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