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Former President S R Nathan dies, aged 92
« on: August 22, 2016, 10:15:51 pm »
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/former-president-s-r/3064846.html

SINGAPORE: Former President S R Nathan died on Monday (Aug 22), said the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) in a statement. Mr Nathan was 92.

In its statement, the PMO said: "The Prime Minister and his Cabinet colleagues are sad to learn of the passing of Mr S R Nathan and would like to convey their condolences to his family. The late Mr Nathan passed away peacefully at Singapore General Hospital on Monday at 9.48 pm. He was 92.

"Arrangements for the public to pay respects and for the funeral will be announced later."



Rest in peace, sir.
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Re: Former President S R Nathan dies, aged 92
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2016, 10:21:45 pm »
RIP ... :'(
"A man who has depths in his shame meets his destiny and his delicate decisions upon paths which few ever reach."

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http://mothership.sg/2016/08/members-of-the-public-can-pay-their-last-respects-to-the-late-president-nathan-this-thursday/

Members of the public can pay their last respects at the Parliament House from 10.00am to 8.00pm on Thursday, 25 August.

The body of the late Mr Nathan will lie in state at Parliament House from 10.00am on Thursday, 25 August to 12.00pm on Friday, 26 August.

As a mark of respect to Mr Nathan, the State flag on all Government buildings will be flown at half-mast from Tuesday, 23 August to Friday, 26 August 2016.
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PM Lee explains why Japanese PM Abe paid his last respects to S R Nathan
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2016, 08:19:53 am »
http://mothership.sg/2016/08/pm-lee-explains-why-japanese-pm-abe-paid-his-last-respects-to-s-r-nathan/

Below is a translation of Abe’s post:

“Singapore’s former president, who passed away on August 22nd, was a person extremely knowledgeable about Japan. On the way to attend the TIDAC Summit in Nairobi, Kenya, I stopped over in Singapore and represented Japan in offering condolences. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his wife greeted me.

In 2009 as a state guest to Japan, he (Mr Nathan) visited Hiroshima where he met the victims of the atomic bomb as a foreign head of state for the first time. I told his wife that this is something Japanese people will never forget.”



So the first ever foreign head of state to visit the atomic bomb victims was S R Nathan in 2009.  And I think it was only this year that Obama visited the same victims for the first time.



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