31 Aug '11, 2am

S R Nathan to spend time in academia after retirement

S R Nathan to spend time in academia after retirement

SINGAPORE: Singapore's President, S R Nathan who hands over his post to Dr Tony Tan Thursday, said he plans to spend more time in academia after his retirement. Besides joining the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Mr Nathan told Channel NewsAsia Wednesday that he will also be spending time at the Nanyang Technological University's S Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS). He added that he has also been invited by the Singapore Management University to chair its Social Service Advisory Body. "Nothing is substantive in what I am going to do, I don't want any responsibility. I want to be free to do what I want," said Mr Nathan. Turning to his memoirs, Mr Nathan said it is now with the publishers and will be out on September 19. He's confident people would be interested to read it as it's about his childhood, the war years and his career. Prime Minister...

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