SINGAPORE: The family of the late Indonesian tycoon Liem Sioe Liong said Mr Liem will be fondly remembered as a loving husband and dedicated fatherly figure to all his family members.
In a statement to the media, the family said Mr Liem was also looked upon as an inspirational mentor to all his employees and as a dear friend to those who knew him both professionally and personally.
Mr Liem, who is also known by his Indonesian name Soedono Salim, died at Raffles Hospital on 10 June.
He was 97.
Born in Fuqing, Fujian, China in 1916, Mr Liem migrated to Kudus, Central Java in 1938 to support his immediate family and relatives.
Beginning with coffee and other food stuff trading, he successfully built his businesses in Indonesia.
Mr Liem continued to build his sprawling businesses, known as Salim Group, through his tenacity, commitment and sheer hard work.
He successfully expanded the group’s operations from Indonesia to the Asia Pacific region, Middle East and Africa.
Mr Liem and his family actively gave back to society through sponsorships and donation to community fund raisers and social causes.
Mr Liem is survived by wife Lie Kim Nio and children Albert, Andree, Anthoni and Mira; and 14 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren.
His wake is being held at Mount Vernon Funeral Parlour 1.
Mr Liem’s body will be put to rest at the Choa Chu Kang Chinese cemetery on Monday.
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