Symbolic last trip for Taiwan's 'Mr Democracy' Lee Teng-hui before cremation

Symbolic last trip for Taiwan's 'Mr Democracy' Lee Teng-hui before cremation

The Straits Times - Asia·2020-08-14 14:31

TAIPEI (REUTERS) - Former Taiwan president Lee Teng-hui, dubbed "Mr Democracy" for ending autocratic rule in favour of free elections, was cremated in a private ceremony on Friday (Aug 14), after his remains were taken on a symbolic last trip around Taipei.

Doctors wearing yellow memorial ribbons gathered at a hospital in northern Taipei as the body of Mr Lee, a committed Christian who died last month at 97, was driven downtown, past the presidential office and on to the Chi-Nan Presbyterian Church.

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