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State Funeral for S R Nathan on Friday

SINGAPORE — A State Funeral Service will be held for Mr S R Nathan on Friday (Aug 26) at the University Cultural Centre, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said on Monday night.

State Funeral for S R Nathan on Friday

The national flag at half-mast at the Ministry of Communications and Information building on Aug 23, 2016. Photo: Koh Mui Fong/TODAY

SINGAPORE — A State Funeral Service will be held for Mr S R Nathan on Friday (Aug 26) at the University Cultural Centre, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said on Monday night.

As a mark of respect to Singapore’s sixth President, who died on Monday at 9.48pm, the State flag on all Government buildings will be flown at half-mast from Tuesday to Friday.

Mr Nathan’s body will lie in state at the Parliament House from 10am on Thursday to noon on Friday. The public may pay their last respects at Parliament House from 10am to 8pm on Thursday. The following day, members of the diplomatic corps and other officials may pay their last respects from 9am till noon.

The State Funeral will take place at 4pm on Friday. It will be attended by Mr Nathan’s family, friends and former colleagues, President Tony Tan, Cabinet Ministers, Members of Parliament, civil servants as well as Singaporeans from all walks of life. The funeral service will be followed by a private cremation at Mandai Crematorium.

From Tuesday morning, condolence boards will be put up at the Istana for people to pen tributes to Mr Nathan. Condolence books will also be opened at all Overseas Missions for overseas Singaporeans and friends.

The public can express their condolences and share their memories of Mr Nathan at www.remembering.sg/srnathan and the Remembering S R Nathan Facebook page. A hotline, 6336-1166, has also been set up for the public if they have any queries on the arrangements.

The PMO said the Government has accepted the wishes of Mr Nathan and his family in making the funeral arrangements. The Government will provide all the necessary assistance, it added.

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