PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): The funeral cortege of Tan Sri Lee Shin Cheng - the grand patriarch and founder of local conglomerate IOI Group - has left the family residence to his final resting place.
The solemn procession, which left the family's residence in Diamond Hill, IOI Resort City here around 11am Thursday (June 6), comprised thousands of people including relatives, close friends and IOI Group staff.
Staff from IOI Resort City lined the streets to catch a glimpse of the late Lee’s cortege leaving his residence to the Nilai Memorial Park, which was accompanied by bells and soft chanting from Buddhist nuns.
The procession then passed parts of Puchong and SJK(C) Shin Cheng (Harcroft), to mark Lee’s legacy towards his contribution to Chinese education.
Lee, well-known as a philanthropist and for his contributions to Malaysia's oil palm industry, died at 8.30pm on Saturday (June 1) after a period of illness.
He leaves behind a wife, six children and 12 grandchildren.
His eldest son, Datuk Lee Yeow Chor is the chief executive officer of IOI Corporation Bhd and chairman of the Malaysian Palm Oil Council.
His other son, Lee Yeow Seng and his second daughter, Lee Yoke Har, are the chief executive officer and executive director of IOI Properties Group Bhd respectively.
Yeow Seng’s wife is Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minster Yeo Bee Yin. - Bernama