Mourning period

Mourning period

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has declared a seven-day period of national mourning, from yesterday to Sunday, to mark the death of Singapore's founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.

Here are major events during this period:

Today, March 24:

Second day of a private family wake at Sri Temasek.

The National University of Singapore (NUS) will hold a memorial ceremony for the school community at 2pm at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.

Tomorrow, March 25:

Mr Lee's body will be transferred to Parliament House, where it will lie in state until Saturday for the public to pay their last respects. They can do so from 10am to 8pm daily during that time.

Thursday, March 26:

Parliament will sit in a special session at 4pm to pay tribute to Mr Lee.

The Singapore Buddhist Federation will organise a memorial service at 8pm at Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery in Bright Hill Road.

Friday, March 27:

Archbishop William Goh will celebrate a Catholic mass at St Joseph's Church in Victoria Street at 1.15pm.

Sunday, March 29:

Mr Lee's body will be transported to NUS' University Cultural Centre, where a state funeral service will be held at 2pm.

It will be attended by the late Mr Lee's family, friends and staff; President Tony Tan Keng Yam; Cabinet ministers; Members of Parliament; and Mr Lee's fellow founding members of the People's Action Party.

Senior civil servants, grassroots leaders and Singaporeans from all walks of life will also be attending the service, which will be followed by a private cremation at Mandai Crematorium.


This article was first published on Mar 24, 2015.
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