01 Jul '11, 10pm

President Nathan calls it a day, after 12 years

SINGAPORE - As President S R Nathan yesterday ruled himself out of the coming Presidential Election, he reiterated that he has "tried to do (his) best" in all his duties even as he conceded he has earned his "fair share of criticism". Summing up his 12 year tenure - as well as looking at the road ahead for the office of the Head of State - in seven paragraphs, Mr Nathan said in a press release yesterday that with his 87th birthday coming in a few days, ultimately, age is the reason why he believes he will be unsuited for the "heavy responsibilities and physical demands" of a third term. "Anyone who takes on public responsibilities has to expect (criticism). I have taken such comments - whether made directly or via social media - as made in good conscience, and well intended," he said. "If I have fallen short, I would like the people of Singapore to know that this has not b...

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