MANADOPOST.ID— Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Indonesia (RI) to Canada together with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Daniel Tumpal Simanjuntak has spoken out regarding the departure of a student from the north from Sulawesi (Sulut) to Toronto, Canada on January 8, 2021, Grace Karundeng.
Upon receiving a what’s up message from Manado Post Editor in Chief last night, Simanjuntak immediately called back. The Ambassador began his statement by conveying his heartfelt condolences to Grace Karundeng’s extended family. “As Indonesia’s Ambassador to Canada, I am deeply saddened by the tragedy experienced by the great family of Adik Grace Karundeng,” he said, via WhatsApp.
He continued, the Indonesian Embassy had communicated with Canadian officials and authorities. At present, the deceased is still undergoing an autopsy at Humber Rivers Hospitals in Toronto. “This is in accordance with the provisions of the regulatory law in Canada, must be autopsied. The results will be submitted to the Indonesian Embassy through the Indonesian Consulate General in Toronto and forwarded to the family,” it said. -he explains.
The Indonesian Embassy, through the Indonesian Consulate General in Toronto, also sued Simanjuntak, will submit the autopsy results along with the body and documents of the deceased to the family. At the same time, participate in facilitating the repatriation of the body of the late Grace to Indonesia. “Everything has been communicated between the family, both the late aunt in Toronto and Grace’s mother in Airmadidi,” he said, adding that updates on this event will be made through the consulate. General of Indonesia in Toronto. “Mr. Tommy can also request more comprehensive information from Mr. Budi, the consular function at the Indonesian Consulate General in Toronto,” he added.
The Indonesian Embassy continues to monitor through representatives of the Indonesian Consulate General. Because we know that the distance between the Embassy in Ottawa and Toronto is about 500 km. “The Embassy is ready to facilitate whatever the family requests. Including those related to Canadian authorities and the hospital and other parties. Including the repatriation plan. We are ready to facilitate,” he said.
In his statement to the Manado Post, Simanjuntak continued to express his condolences. Because according to him, not only because the deceased is an Indonesian citizen, but the ambassador said so, there are family ties between him and North Sulawesi. “Because I am also part of the Kawanua family. My wife is from Winangun Manado. So I’m sorry,” he said.
The Indonesian Consulate General in Toronto, contacted by the Manado Post, said the Indonesian Consulate General is receiving information from Indonesian citizens in Toronto. So contact the authorities immediately. The authorities immediately went to the apartment where Grace Karundeng lived. Grace Karundeng was found dead in the apartment where she lived. The deceased was immediately taken to hospital for an autopsy. “Therefore, we cannot speculate on the cause of death. We are awaiting the autopsy results from the authorities. They will say the cause of death of Grace Karundeng’s sister,” said Budi, the consulate general’s consolation function. from Indonesia to Toronto last night.
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