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Monday, January 10, 2005

Thousands turn up at memorial service for tsunami victims

People from all walks of life, and different nationalities, joined Singaporeans to remember the tsunami victims at a memorial service on Sunday.

Thousands turned up for the service, held at Singapore Expo.

Zainul Abidin Rasheed, Mayor, North East Community Development Council, said, "It's a day that is filled with sadness for Singapore and all of Asia. It's a day where we try to remember all those who perished in the disaster that many of us ha(d) never anticipated."

Parliamentary Secretary for Community Development, Youth and Sports, Dr Mohamad Maliki Osman said, "This is a reflection of national support. I'm very happy to see the tremendous support being shown. It shows Singapore is with those who have suffered from the tsunami, especially our neighbours."

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