13 Sep '17, 6am

WATCH: A look at Mdm Halimah Yacob's road to becoming Singapore’s first female President https://t.co/66X9ziOXYX

SINGAPORE: President-elect Halimah Yacob has promised to be a President for everyone, regardless of race, language or religion. "I know some have some doubts about the reserved election but ... I am a president for everyone and I intend to serve all without any hesitation or doubt,” said Mdm Halimah after being declared President-elect on Wednesday (Sep 13). “Although there is no election, my commitment to serve you remains the same, there is no diminution in my desire, passion, and commitment to serve you.” This year’s election was reserved for candidates from the Malay community. Mdm Halimah will be Singapore’s first female President and the first Malay head of state in 47 years, after she became the only person to qualify for the election. Mdm Halimah, 62, called her election a triumph for multiculturalism in Singapore. "This is a proud moment for multi-culturalism, mul...

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