PM Lee: Award for former president S R Nathan a token of appreciation
The conferment of this year's top National Day award to former Singapore President S R Nathan is a token of appreciation for his many contributions to Singapore, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Friday.
Mr Nathan served in many capacities, in the foreign affairs and defence ministries, as an ambassador overseas, doing community work and two terms as Singapore's head of state, Mr Lee told reporters on the sidelines of a National Day observance ceremony.
PM Lee said: "He has made very many contributions to Singapore over many years.
"This is a token of appreciation and recognition to him."