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In Memoriam : Uncle Liem Sioe Liong

  • Jusuf Wanandi

Jakarta   /   Fri, June 15 2012   /  10:40 am

JPUncle Liem passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2012. He was a good man — humble, generous, always helpful to others, concerned about the future of Indonesia and its development, and loyal to friends and colleagues. He never forgot the help and support he received, however small. He was not only financially generous to the little people who helped him, but he always made an effort to be present at their family occasions like weddings and funerals. He also provided support to many retirees in their pursuit of second jobs.

He has always been pro-Indonesia, although he never forgot that he was of Chinese origin and was born in China. He knew his bread was buttered in Indonesia and he adopted it as his new “motherland”. More than that, he got his luck in Indonesia and became the greatest among Indonesian entrepreneurs. Of course, he received help from President Soeharto like other...