Haruo Remeliik

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Haruo Remeliik
Haruo Ignacio Remeliik.jpg
Taken around 1976
1st President of Palau
In office
2 March 1981 – 30 June 1985
Succeeded by Thomas Remengesau, Sr. (acting)
Personal details
Born Haruo Ignacio Remeliik
(1933-06-01)1 June 1933
Peleliu, Palau
Died 13 June 1985(1985-06-13) (aged 52)
Koror, Palau

Haruo Ignacio Remeliik (1 June 1933 – 30 June 1985) was a politician from Palau. He served as the first President of Palau from 2 March 1981 until his assassination on 30 June 1985. He is buried at Kloulklubed in his home state of Peleliu. Remeliik was of mixed Japanese and Palauan descent.[1]

Remelik's killers remain unknown. Remelik was shot in the driveway of his home by an unidentified gunman.[2] Six months after the killing, two relatives of Roman Tmetuchl and another man were arrested in connection to the killing; however, they were later released.[3][4]


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Political offices
Preceded by
New office
President of Palau
Succeeded by
Thomas Remengesau, Sr.