02 Jul '11, 6pm

Tributes pour in for President S R Nathan | SingaporeScene - Yahoo! News via @yahoosg

Tributes pour in for President S R Nathan | SingaporeScene - Yahoo! News via @yahoosg

President S R Nathan, who will not be seeking a third term, receives high praise from present and former government … Following President S R Nathan 's announcement that he will not be seeking re-election after his term ends on 31 August, current and former government leaders paid tribute to the President. They called him a people's President who served Singapore with dignity, care and charm, reported Channel NewsAsia (CNA) . Environment and Water Resources Minister Vivian Balakrishnan described Mr Nathan as "a very active people's president". As a former social worker, Mr Nathan helped uplift the status of these workers and showed the importance they played in bringing society together, he said. Mr Nathan also "paid special attention" to integrate the different religious and ethnic groups, added Dr Balakrishnan. "In his sincere way, he reminded all of us of our common hum...

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