United States, November 1, 2014 (SSNA) — Our wishes and condolences to our son and hero of South Sudanese of Hon. Elijah Malok, the Awulian Clan and entire Twi Dinka Community at large. May Almighty God Rests Your Soul in Peace, brother Malok.
Short and brief about Elijah Malok Aleeng’s background, Hon. Malok was born in November 28, 1937. Particularly; he was into Awulian Clan of Eastern Twic Dinka or currently the Twic East County of Jonglei State, South Sudan. By the way, if there might be any variations concerning his birth place or sub-tribe in Dinka out there, we are not going to talk about that complicated issue at this critical movement of his death.
Hon. Elijah Malok was married to two beautiful wives, and today the man of family has just left behind many children and grand-children as well. His first wife did hail from Equatoria region tribes. His second wife, hails from Adhiok Clan of Eastern Twic Dinka, Jonglei State, South Sudan.
Mr. Malok attends Rialbek Bush School in 1949, where he passed at the end of the school academic year. From there he attends Malek Primary School (1950–1953), and then Juba Intermediate School plus Juba Commercial Senior Secondary School, graduating. Furthermore, he attends Free University of the Congo, in the present time as Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and later got a scholarship to study in Fribourg Catholic University, Switzerland, from which he obtained a Masters degree in Economics in 1972 In 1975. Also he obtains another Masters in Development Studies and Economic Planning from Cambridge University in the United Kingdom.
Hon. Elijah Malok as South Sudanese Political Life
He was elected a Member of Parliament (MP) representing Twic East County or Greater Twic East territorial constituency or area in the regional parliament of Sudan back then in May, 1982.
He enrolled in the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/SPLA) on 28 December 1983 and became active in its ranks. He started as one of the senior political commissars in June 1984, and then he went to joined the Cadet Military College, graduating with the rank of a Major. He was posted in Southern Blue Nile front, where he was the second in command after the late A/Cdr Wilson Kur Chol. The Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) forces of Eagle Battalion, which they were commanding, were largely made up of Dinka elements from Northern Bahr el Ghazal specifically from Abiei, Gogrial and Aweil Counties. He remained in Southern Blue Nile front until mid-1987 when he was accredited to francophone West Africa as a special envoy of the movement. He was the SPLM Resident Representative in the Peoples’ Republic of the Congo, with non-residential representation in Zaire (now DRC), Gabon, Cameroon, Central African Republic (CAR), Rwanda, Burundi and Chad. He was primarily stationed in Brazzaville, Congo, but travelled from time to time in the various capitals.
He remained in Francophone Africa until the advent of multi-party democracy in 1991. In June 1991, he was appointed Executive Director of the SRRA where he remained until January 1993, when he was transferred and became the spokesman of the SPLM in East Africa, a duty he carried out for the whole of 1993. In January 1994, he was appointed Secretary of the national Convention Organising Committee (COC), which organized the First SPLM/A National Convention. The convention was successfully held in Chukudum, New Sudan, in April/May 1994. After this convention such SPLM structures as the General Military Council (GMC), National Liberation Council (NLC) and National Executive Council (NEC) were instituted. He was elected member of NLC representing Bor North territorial constituency and he also became a member and Secretary of the First NEC in the portfolio of Co-ordination and Public Service. In 1997, he was reshuffled away from public service and coordination to an advisory role in the Office of Chairman and C-in-C of the SPLM/SPLA. In that capacity, he became the advisor on economic, financial and political affairs. In February 1999, he was again appointed, for the second time, the Executive Director of the SRRA and ex-officio member of the NEC on humanitarian affairs in New Sudan. When peace negotiations began between various Sudan governments and the SPLM between 1985-2005, he was always the Secretary of the SPLM to the Peace Talks continuing until the CPA was signed in January 2005. In 2005 he was appointed Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Sudan (CBOS) and President of the Bank of Southern Sudan (BOSS).
Good stuffs about Elijah Malok Twic East Community would ever forget about his life.
Upon your too earliest death, Mr. Malok, even though deaths is something we human beings cannot escape. Our Greater Twic East Community has just lost your charismatic traits, honesty, speaks of mind, fairness in any eyes of unfairness, work ethics, our community also has just lost tones of histories of our freedom fighters, from Anya-Nya One, Anya-Nya Two and SPLM/A struggle times. Brother, Malok, you were ones of the few elders in our community of Twic East veterans that was left over from three segments of South Sudanese’ civil wars. One thing is certain, we will not bring you back death brother but your good memories are not going to varnish in our memories. The bottom-line is, we think Hon. Malok honesty and fairness upon eyes of unfairness did contribute to his dismal in Chief of Bank of South Sudan in 2011. We basis this claim of ours through creditable insider back then. Hon. Malok was really Twi Dinka decent traits due to his honesty, fairnes against unfairness, stand for truth and many other suitable characters related Twi Dinka people.
His fault-line with Eastern Twic Dinka Conservative Group
Hon. Malok fault-line with Eastern Twi Dinka Conservative Group came in as a result of his political blunder book he has written in 2009. Link: http://books.google.com/books?id=cGsuAQAAIAAJ&source=gbs_book_similarbooks.
That particular book was considered by Conservative Group within Twi Dinka Community who are the majority. As a sell out of their historical identity names of “Twic Dinka/Greater Twic Community” in exchange of “Dinka Bor/Greater Bor” names. This is the only major negative side of Elijah Malok within Twic Dinka though we have to notate it out of his life within Eastern Twic Dinka Community.
This claim of ours shouldn’t be taken out of contact though like we are trying here to tarnish our hero image. We are not, but his book was part of his political attributes that have to be pointed in his negative side; because no human beings among us who is 100% perfect. But Hon. Elijah Malok is ones of the all times individual who has maintained the higher standard of integrity and honesty of ethics work to humanity, except this one only in our views; which is no bad at all comparing to others of his political IQ.
Long Live hero Elijah Malok and Long Live History you have lovely sacrifice voluntarily.
Closing Quote: “I’m saying to be a hero is means you step across the line and are willing to make a sacrifice, so heroes always are making a sacrifice. Heroes always take a risk. Heroes always deviant. Heroes always doing something that most people don’t and we want to change – I want to democratize heroism to say any of us can be a hero."By Philip Zimbardo
This Press was Released by Greater Twic East of South Sudan-USA as Tributes to their own son, and at the same time being ones of South Sudanese’ heroes ever live.