02 Jul '11, 12pm

Current and former leaders pay tribute to President Nathan

Current and former leaders pay tribute to President Nathan

SINGAPORE: Several current and former leaders have paid tribute to President S R Nathan for his 12 years of dedicated service to Singapore - a day after he announced he would not seek a third term in office, when his current term ends on August 31. They said he is truly a people's president who served Singapore's top job with dignity, care and charm. Environment and Water Resources Minister, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, described President Nathan as "a very active people's president". Dr Balakrishnan, who was the former Community Development Minister, said as a former social worker, President Nathan also helped uplift the status of these workers and showed the importance they played in bringing Singapore's society together. He said another area where Mr Nathan made his mark was in integration. Dr Balakrishnan said: "He paid special attention to reaching out to all the different...

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