It is with sadness that I learn of the passing of President SR Nathan.
President Nathan has been a public servant practically all his life. He believed in Singapore, from the early days before independence when our survival was by no means guaranteed. My father had the privilege of working alongside him in the MID (Ministry of the Interior and Defence), and they became friends for life.
I benefitted from their friendship too. When I became NCMP in 2006, President Nathan was very kind to me and generous with his precious time. He always made it a point to summon me when the occasion presented itself, just to say Hello and to ask how things were going.
I shall miss his warmth and grace.
My family and I send our deepest condolences to President Nathan’s family for their loss. May he rest in peace.
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