Liem’s remains to be buried in Singapore next Monday
The remains of Indonesia’s former richest mogul Liem Sioe Liong, who died on Sunday, will be buried in Singapore next Monday, Liem’s son-in-law, Franciscus Welirang, said Tuesday.
Franciscus, the husband of Liem’s daughter, Myra, told Tempo in Singapore that the founder of the Salim Group would be buried in the country at the request of Liem’s family members, particularly his wife Lie Las Nio.
“My mother-in-law has requested that the deceased should be buried in Singapore so that she could feel closer to him,” said Fransiscus on Tuesday.
He added that Liem’s remains will be buried in the Chinese cemetery, Choa Chu Kang Chinese. The memorial service was rescheduled from Sunday to next Monday
Liem’s body is currently being laid out at Mount Vernon Funeral Parlor at 121 Aljunied Road.
The tycoon, who fled to Singapore in 1998 during riots in Jakarta after the monetary crisis hit Indonesia, is survived by wife Lie Las Nio and children Albert, Andre, Anthony and Mira.
He was 95. (asa)