Singapore Government Press Release

Media Division, Ministry of Information, Communications and The Arts,

MITA Building, 140 Hill Street, 2nd Storey, Singapore 179369

Tel: 837-9666




The Government has announced earlier that state flags on all public buildings will be flown at half-mast on the day of Mr Ong Teng Cheong's funeral as a mark of respect. This day, 12 February 2002, coincides with the first day of the Chinese New Year. Feedback shows that many people are uncomfortable to have the nation's flag at half-mast on an auspicious day like the first day of the Chinese New Year. The Government has now decided to fly all state flags at half-mast a day earlier, on Monday 11 February 2002 instead of on 12 February 2002.


10 FEBRUARY 2002