Founding Father of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew Dies at 91

Singapore, March 23, 2015, — Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has declared a period of National Mourning from Mar 23 to 29 (Monday to Sunday).

The Prime Minister will be addressing the nation live at 8 AM on Monday, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.

As a mark of respect to the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew, the State flags on all Government buildings will be flown at half-mast from Monday to Sunday, the PMO added.

A private family wake will be held from Monday to Tuesday at Sri Temasek.

Mr Lee’s body will lie in state at Parliament House from Wednesday to Saturday, for the public to pay their respects. Those who wish to pay their last respects at Parliament House can do so from 10 AM to 8 PM daily from Wednesday to Saturday, the PMO said.

A State Funeral Service will be held at 2pm on Sunday at the University Cultural Centre, National University of Singapore, it added.

The State Funeral Service will be attended by the late Mr Lee’s family, friends and staff, the President, Cabinet Ministers, Members of Parliament, Old Guards, senior civil servants, grassroots leaders and Singaporeans from all walks of life. The State Funeral Service will be followed by a private cremation at Mandai Crematorium.

Condolence books and cards will be available in front of Istana by the Main Gate from Monday to Sunday, for those who wish to pen their tributes to the late Mr Lee. Condolence books will also be opened at all Overseas Missions for overseas Singaporeans and friends.

The public can express their condolences and share their memories of the late Mr Lee at the official website,

The public can call the 24-hour hotline at 6336 1166 with queries, or visit and for more details.

PM Lee’s address will be carried “live” on the following channels.

MediaCorp TV stations

*If the address happens during transmission hours of Channel U and OKTO.

Channel 5
Channel 8
Channel NewsAsia
*Channel U
All MediaCorp Radio Stations 938LIVE
Capital 95.8FM
Warna 94.2FM
Oli 96.8FM
Class 95FM
Gold 90.5FM
Lush 99.5FM
Symphony 92.4FM
Love 97.2FM
Y.E.S. 93.3FM
Ria 89.7FM
Expat Radio 96.3 XFM
SPH Radio Stations One FM 91.3
Kiss 92FM
UFM 1003
SAFRA Radio Stations 883JiaFM
Online Live streamed on www.channelnewsasia.comand and will be made available on for catch up viewing later.