Statement from the Prime Minister's Office on the Passing of Mr Jek Yeun Thong

6 June 2018

The Singapore Government extends its deep condolences to the family of the late Mr Jek Yeun Thong.

 

The Singapore Government extends its deep condolences to the family of the late Mr Jek Yeun Thong. Mr Jek passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, 3 June 2018. Mr Jek’s family held a private wake and funeral in fulfilment of Mr Jek’s wishes. The funeral took place on Tuesday, 5 June 2018.

Mr Jek was one of the ten ministers who signed the Separation Agreement in 1965. As a key member of the PAP Old Guard, he served in multiple capacities in the Cabinet and in public service, and contributed significantly to the building of modern Singapore.

As a mark of respect, and in recognition of Mr Jek’s contributions to the nation, the Government has ordered the State Flag on all Government buildings to be flown at half-mast on Thursday, 7 June 2018.

PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE
SINGAPORE
6 JUNE 2018

Governance