President Halimah Yacob: One year in office

Halimah Yacob's 1st year in office: President with a common touch

As head of state, she continues to champion society's most vulnerable

When down-to-earth former Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob, 64, became President last year, she wanted to continue living in her Yishun Housing Board flat.

But security considerations caused her and her husband, Mr Mohamed Abdullah Alhabshee, 64, to move to another residence about a month later where it was easier for her security officers to do their job.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 14, 2018, with the headline 'President with a common touch'. Print Edition | Subscribe