Tributes flow after death of former Singapore president S.R. Nathan
The Singaporean government has announced that former president, 92-year-old Sellapan Ramanathan (widely known as S.R. Nathan) died on Monday. He had been in hospital for three weeks after suffering a stroke on July 31.
The country’s sixth president, Nathan was also the longest-serving, staying in office for 12 years before retiring in 2011. Before his term as president, he held top positions in the public service and was high commissioner to Malaysia in 1988. Nathan was Singapore’s ambassador to the U.S. between 1990 and 1996. Read more…