Commemoration Ceremony for the 80th Anniversary of the Fall of Singapore
Today, 15 February, is the 80th Anniversary of the Fall of Singapore.
Eighty years ago on this date, Malaya Command, the Allied army which defended Malaya and Singapore during World War II, surrendered unconditionally to the Japanese 25th Army.
It was my honour to emcee the Commemoration Ceremony at Kranji War Cemetery this morning.
The Ceremony honoured those who had made the ultimate sacrifice in the defence of Malaya and Singapore, and sought to foster a spirit of peace and reconciliation among former combatant nations.
It brought together diplomats and representatives from seven nations - Singapore, Japan, Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.
Watch the Facebook livestream of the 50-minute Ceremony here.
Lest We Forget