Family holds memorial for Liem
SINGAPORE: The family of one of Indonesia’s richest men, Liem Sioe Liong, held a memorial service for the late tycoon in Singapore on Sunday.
Family members and acquaintances gathered at the Mount Vernon Funeral Parlor in Upper Serangoon in Singapore on Sunday for the program.
Several Indonesian politicians, including the patron of the Greater Indonesia Movement (Gerindra) Party, Prabowo Subianto; the patron of the National Democratic (NasDem) Party, Surya Paloh; and the former chairman of the National Logistics Agency (Bulog), Beddu Amang attended, kompas.com reported.
Liem, also known as Sudono Salim and Om Liem, died on June 10 from age-related illnesses in Singapore. He was 96.
The tycoon, once the richest man in Indonesia, spent his retirement in a private residence adjacent to Changi International Airport in Singapore.
He decided to relocate to Singapore in 1998 in the wake of the anti-Chinese riots that swept the capital following the resignation of his patron Soeharto on May 21.