14 Sep '17, 10am

Halimah Yacob sworn in as Singapore's 8th President

SINGAPORE: It was a solemn moment and all was quiet in the grand State Room of the Istana, save for the voice of one person. “I, Halimah Yacob, having been elected as President of the Republic of Singapore, do solemnly swear that I will faithfully discharge my duties.” It was Thursday evening (Sep 14), and the inauguration ceremony for Singapore’s first female President was underway. All eyes in the room were on the diminutive figure of 63-year-old Mdm Halimah Yacob, who was dressed in muted tones of brown and ochre, as she stood and took the oath to mark the start of her six-year term. Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon administered the oath in the presence of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and more than 200 guests including Cabinet ministers and their spouses, Members of Parliament and representatives from ASEAN and other key dialogue countries. Smartphone cameras were raised...

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