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NEA to exhume 35,000 more graves in Choa Chu Kang

The deadline for those who wish to claim the remains of their next-of-kin buried in the affected section of the cemetery is July 31, 2016.

SINGAPORE: A total of 35,000 graves dated from 1947 to 1975 will be exhumed by the National Environment Agency (NEA) at Choa Chu Kang Chinese Cemetery in August 2016.

The graves fall under Phase 5 of the NEA’s exhumation programme, which officially commenced on Wednesday (July 23).

Government policy limits the burial period of all graves in Singapore to 15 years. In light of this, the NEA has been exhuming graves in phases at the cemetery since December 2004.

The deadline for those who wish to claim the remains of their next-of-kin buried in the affected section of the cemetery is July 31, 2016 – one day before physical exhumation is scheduled to begin.

Members of the public may file a form online at NEA’s website to initiate claim proceedings. They may also call the Choa Chu Kang exhumation hotline at 67955511 during office hours, or visit the Choa Chu Kang Exhumation Programme website.

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