Singapore is in mourning for its President, Yusof Bin Ishak, who died of a heart attack yesterday (Monday).
MLS Presidential Palace.
Various shots of lying-in-state showing MPs and diplomatic corps paying last respects (9 shots).
MCU Wife crying and consoled by relatives.
MCU Coffin placed on gun carriage.
MS Gun carriage leaves palace (3 shots) note PM Lee Kuan Yew immediately behind coffin.
Various shots cortege leaves palace and proceeds to City Hall and streets lined up by people (4 shots).
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Background: Singapore is in mourning for its President, Yusof Bin Ishak, who died of a heart attack yesterday (Monday). Today, as President Yusof lay in state, Singapore government leaders paid their last respects.
Later today he was due to be buried with full state honours at Singapore's new National Cemetery.
The 60-year-old President, a Malay, had been Head to State of the pre-dominantly-Chinese Island Republic since its independence 11 years ago. He was a quiet, dignified man who took no active part in the island's often stormy politics.
President Yusof, a former journalist, was recognised as a symbol of Singapore's multi-racialism rather than as an active leader.
His successor will be chosen by Singapore's Parliament.