Tag Archives: S R Nathan

Who is an Elected President?

By Dr Jack Tsen-Ta Lee Reporting the death of former President S. R. Nathan at the age of 92 on 22 August 2016, The Straits Times of 23 August stated in the first paragraph on its front page that he was “Singapore’s first elected and longest-serving president”.[1] It was soon pointed out that the first presidential election was held in 1993 …

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S R Nathan’s love for the theatre and the support that he gave

By Ivan Heng I shall always remember Mr S R Nathan with great fondness and admiration. We worked with him under the auspices of The President’s Challenge to raise awareness and funds for the less fortunate, and he graced the Rice Ball on many occasions as Guest of Honour. Apart from the myriad causes he championed, he loved the theatre. …

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