What it should have been

Yesterday's report, "State funeral for SR Nathan on Friday", described Mr Nathan as Singapore's first elected president. This is wrong.

Mr Ong Teng Cheong - Singapore's fifth president - was the first president to be elected. Mr Nathan - the nation's sixth president - was the second elected president.

We are sorry for the error.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 24, 2016, with the headline 'What it should have been'. Print Edition | Subscribe