Demise of Former Deputy Prime Minister Dr Toh Chin Chye

3 February 2012

1.         The Prime Minister and his Cabinet colleagues are sad to learn of the passing of Dr Toh Chin Chye and wish to convey their condolences to his family.  Dr Toh passed away peacefully at 9.30 am this morning.

2.         Dr Toh had left instructions for a private funeral. The funeral will be held at Mandai Crematorium on Tuesday, 7 February 2012. The Government will assist the family in making the funeral arrangements.

3.         As a mark of respect to one of Singapore’s founding fathers, the Government has decided to accord Dr Toh the honour of being borne on the ceremonial gun carriage for his final journey to the Mandai Crematorium. In addition, the State flag on all Government buildings will be flown at half-mast on the day of his funeral.