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A nation bids final farewell to a pioneer

The gun carriage carrying the casket of former Cabinet minister Othman Wok. It is draped with the State Flag, the highest honour for a deceased Singaporean. The casket weaved through the heartlands before reaching Choa Chu Kang Muslim Cemetery.


THE skies opened up on Tuesday just as the coffin bearing the late pioneer Cabinet minister Othman Wok was about to make its final journey, as Singapore bade farewell to one of its founding fathers.

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