Othman Wok, member of Singapore’s first cabinet, dies at 92

Othman-WokSINGAPORE: Othman Wok, a former cabinet member and one of the earliest proponents of multiracialism in Singapore, died today, the People’s Action Party announced. He was 92.

The PAP, in a post on its Facebook account, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong praised Othman as “one of the multiracial team of founding leaders who built Singapore”.

It said Othman was an integral member of Singapore’s first cabinet formed by the late Lee Kuan Yew.

He served as the minister for culture and social affairs between 1963 and 1977.

It is learnt that the funeral will take place tomorrow at the Pusara Abadi cemetery at Lim Chu Kang Road.