Wednesday, June 16, 2010

State Funeral Service for the late Dr Goh Keng Swee

23 May 2010

Several PA Grassroots Leaders assembled at PA HQ in the morning. There were representatives from all the CDCs as well as youth representatives from the PAYM. Unionists and representatives from NCSS also gathered there.

The men were dressed in white top black bottoms while the ladies were in black attire. We were then transported to the Singapore Conference Hall to attend the State Funeral Service for the late Dr Goh Keng Swee.

The biography documentary of Dr Goh, prepared by Channel NewsAsia, was screened while we awaited the service to commence.

The eulogies were read by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew, Temasek Holdings Chairman S Dhanabalan, Dr Goh's grand niece Marian Hu & Dr Goh's grandson Goh Ken-Yi.

After that, there was a one-minute silence for everyone to pay our last tributes to Dr Goh. I remember reading about this man frequently in my readings. Perhaps due to his dislike for public attention, I always wonder what happened to this man who had helped achieved so much for Singapore.

After PM Lee and Mrs Goh laid wreaths, the bugle was played.

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