Passing of Mr Othman Wok, former Cabinet Minister of Singapore

Prime Minister's Office | 17 April 2017

The Prime Minister and his Cabinet colleagues are sad to learn of the passing of Mr Othman Bin Wok and wish to convey their deepest condolences to his family. Mr Othman passed away at Singapore General Hospital at 12.21 pm today.

Mr Othman Wok was one of the signatories of the Separation Agreement and a founding father of Singapore. He was a key member of Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s Cabinet, during the critical period when Singapore was in Malaysia, and then separated from Malaysia to become an independent republic. He supported Mr Lee in the fight for a multi-racial and multi-religious Singapore, and became one of Mr Lee’s closest comrades.

Mr Othman Wok will be buried at Choa Chu Kang Muslim Cemetery tomorrow. The Government will accord Mr Othman Bin Wok the honour of being borne on the Ceremonial Gun Carriage for his final journey from Sultan Mosque to Pusara Aman at the Choa Chu Kang Muslim Cemetery.

A Memorial Service will be organised by on Wednesday, 19 April 2017. The Government has ordered the State flag on all Government buildings to be flown at half-mast till the completion of the Memorial Service.

17 APRIL 2017