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Seven days of national mourning declared

SINGAPORE — Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has declared a period of national mourning from today (March 23) till March 29, to mark the passing of former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew.

Lee Kuan Yew climbs up the steps at the City Council Chambers following the People's Action Party's (PAP) win in the national elections in Singapore in this file still image taken from video June, 1959. Photo: Reuters

Lee Kuan Yew climbs up the steps at the City Council Chambers following the People's Action Party's (PAP) win in the national elections in Singapore in this file still image taken from video June, 1959. Photo: Reuters

SINGAPORE — Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has declared a period of national mourning from today (March 23) till March 29, to mark the passing of former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew.

The State flags on all government buildings will be flown at half-mast from today to Sunday. Mr Lee Hsien Loong will also be addressing the nation “live” at 8am today.

A private family wake will be held today and tomorrow at Sri Temasek. Thereafter, the late Mr Lee’s body will lie in state at Parliament House from Wednesday (March 25) to Saturday (March 28) for the public to pay their respects from 10am to 8pm on those days.

Also, from today till Sunday (March 29), condolence books and cards will be available in front of Istana by the Main Gate for those who wish to pen their tributes. Condolence books will also be opened at all overseas missions for overseas Singaporeans and friends.

A State Funeral Service will be held at 2pm on Sunday at the University Cultural Centre at the National University of Singapore. The State Funeral Service will be attended by the late Mr Lee’s family, friends and staff, President Tony Tan, Cabinet Ministers, Members of Parliament, Old Guards, senior civil servants, grassroots leaders and Singaporeans from all walks of life. It will be followed by a private cremation at Mandai Crematorium.

The public can also express their condolences and share their memories of the late Mr Lee at the official website, http://www.rememberingleekuanyew.sg.

Those with queries can call the 24-hour hotline at 6336 1166, or go to http://www.rememberingleekuanyew.sg and http://www.facebook.com/rememberingleekuanyew for more details.

Mr Lee Kuan Yew died at 3.18am today at the Singapore General Hospital. He was 91.

PM LEE ADDRESS

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will be addressing the nation at 8am today (March 23). PM Lee’s address will be carried “live” on the following channels:

MediaCorp TV stations: Channel 5, Channel 8, Suria, Vasantham, Channel NewsAsia, Channel U, OKTO

All MediaCorp Radio stations: 938LIVE, Capital 95.8FM, Warna 94.2FMOli 96.8FM, Class 95FM, Gold 90.5FM, 987FM, Lush 99.5FM, Symphony 92.4FM, Love 97.2FM, Y.E.S. 93.3FM, Ria 89.7FMExpat Radio 96.3 XFM 

SPH Radio stations: One FM 91.3, Kiss 92FM, UFM 1003

SAFRA Radio Stations: 883JiaFM, Power98FM

Online: Live streamed on www.channelnewsasia.com and www.toggle.sg and will be made available on for catch up viewing later.

More in our Special Edition this afternoon (March 23).

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