27 Aug '16, 11am

this is so sweet ;n; rest in peace sir

this is so sweet ;n; rest in peace sir

Much has been said about the late former President S R Nathan and his contributions to Singapore. The eulogies today highlighted his massive contributions to the labour movement, his heroics in the Laju incident, and his decades of public service. But while focusing on his impressive career, it is perhaps, equally important to acknowledge the one running thread that ran throughout his life. Umi A short but telling part of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s eulogy focused on S R Nathan’s “central and brightest thread”. This is what he had to say about the role Nathan’s wife, Umi, played in our former president’s life. “Quite apart from Mr Nathan’s remarkable career, the central and brightest thread in his life was his love for Umi.” He went on to explain just how special this relationship was. “After a courtship of 16 years, braving parental objections and a two-year separati...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2016/08/s-r-nathans-passing-this-wee...

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