Farewell, Dr Goh Keng Swee
Chua Mui Hoong
Sun, May 23, 2010
The Straits Times

AT 4PM on Sunday, the Last Post of a lone bugle sounded and a nation said its final good-bye to one of its founding fathers, former Deputy Prime Minister Goh Keng Swee.

Dr Goh died on May 14 at the age of 91 after a long illness, leaving behind widow Dr Phua Swee Liang, son Kian Chee and daughter-in-law, two grandsons and three great-grandsons. He had served in politics for 25 years, including in the ministries of defence, finance and education.

A state funeral service lasting 90 minutes was held on Sunday at the historic Singapore Conference Hall, once Singapore's key venue for international events and later home to the trade union movement. After the service, Dr Goh's body was moved to the Mandai crematorium for a private ceremony for family members.

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