SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will deliver one of six eulogies at a memorial service to be held for the late Cabinet minister Othman Wok on Wednesday (Apr 19).
Mr Othman, one of Singapore's first generation of leaders, died on Monday afternoon at the age of 92 and was buried on Tuesday. The memorial service for him will take place at Victoria Concert Hall at 6.30pm on Wednesday.
The other five who will speak at the service are Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister of State and Chairman of OnePeople.sg Dr Janil Puthucheary, former MP for Pasir Panjang SMC (1980-1991) Abbas Abu Amin, MP for West Coast GRC Patrick Tay, as well as Mr Othman's son-in-law Munir Shah, said OnePeople.sg in a media release on Tuesday night.
More than 600 invited guests are expected to attend the service. These include the family of the late Mr Othman, his close personal friends, Old Guard colleagues as well as grassroots leaders from Pasir Panjang.
President Tony Tan, Cabinet ministers, members of the judiciary, MPs and senior civil servants will also attend the memorial.
A video commemorating Mr Othman's contributions to Singapore will be played, and the service will conclude with the observance of a minute of silence, and the national anthem.
In a separate media release, the Land Transport Authority said the following roads and lanes will be closed from noon on Wednesday to 2am on Thursday to facilitate security arrangements for the service.
Eight public bus services plying the area - 75, 100, 107, 130, 131, 167, 195 and 961 - will be diverted due to the road closures. LTA also urged motorists and bus commuters to plan travel routes in advance where possible, as traffic is expected to be heavy.
Roads closed to facilitate security arrangements.