30 Jul '11, 12am

Former South Vietnam leader mourned in Malaysia - Channel News Asia

Former South Vietnam leader mourned in Malaysia - Channel News Asia

KUALA LUMPUR: Family and friends shed tears on Friday at the funeral of the former South Vietnam prime minister Nguyen Cao Ky, who died in Malaysia a week ago aged 80. Ky, a career soldier, was the commander of the South Vietnamese air force before he entered politics and served as premier from 1965 to 1967 - a violent and uncertain period which saw US military involvement heighten in the country. He received a rousing send-off led by a band and three Buddhist monks who delivered devotional chants while family members dressed in black but wearing white headbands walked behind the hearse holding umbrellas in the pouring rain at a memorial centre just outside Kuala Lumpur. Daughter Nguyen Cao Ky Duyen told AFP that the last dream of her father, known for his colourful personality and dress and who died on July 23, was to help needy students learn English. "He was running an ...

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