06 Nov '11, 1am

Religious groups pray at Bedok Reservoir after deaths there

Religious groups pray at Bedok Reservoir after deaths there

Former foreign minister George Yeo (front row in green shirt) and religious representatives from the Inter-Religious Organisation gathering on Saturday morning at a floating platform on the Bedok Reservoir for a prayer session. Just about an hour before the ceremony, another body was discovered in the reservoir. -- ST PHOTO: RAJ NADARAJAN By Royston Sim For 40 minutes on Saturday morning, representatives from eight religions took turns to recite prayers at Bedok Reservoir. They were blessing the area after the recent spate of deaths there. The prayer event by religious representatives from the Inter-Religious Organisation was the idea of former foreign minister George Yeo, who used to oversee the Bedok Reservoir area as an MP for Aljunied GRC. Background story HELPLINES Samaritans of Singapore 1800-221-4444 Singapore Association for Mental Health 1800-283-7019 Care Corner ...

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