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Statement on Former Singapore President Mr S R Nathan

22 August 2016 [Singapore] - The Singapore Business Federation (SBF) is saddened to learn of the passing of former Singapore President Mr S R Nathan this evening.

Mr Nathan has been a champion advocating for businesses by expanding Singapore’s international space. He did this by fostering friendly ties with several countries, as well as bringing business delegations on his overseas visits. SBF had the privilege to have led business missions to Africa and the Middle East as part of Mr Nathan’s entourage during such visits.

He was an inspiring mentor who never failed to share his analytical assessment with our business delegations on the different prospects, opportunities and obstacles in the countries visited. Where possible, Mr Nathan also spared no efforts in tackling the issues faced by businesses by helping to remove the barriers to entry in the respective countries.

Singapore has lost a great man who has served the nation with dignity and distinction.

On behalf of the business community, SBF extends its deepest condolences to Mrs Nathan and family, and our thoughts are with them during this difficult time.

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