Next-of-kin of 27,000 claimed graves at Choa Chu Kang Cemetery opt for private exhumation

The phased exhumation exercise was first announced in 2017 as part of plans to make way for the expansion of Tengah Air Base.
The phased exhumation exercise was first announced in 2017 as part of plans to make way for the expansion of Tengah Air Base.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - The next-of-kin of close to 27,000 claimed Chinese graves at the Choa Chu Kang Cemetery engaged private exhumation contractors to retrieve the remains of their loved ones, said the National Environment Agency (NEA).

That is about 72 per cent of the total 37,440 Chinese graves that have been claimed by next-of-kin as of June 23, added the agency.

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