Former Speaker Madam Halimah Yacob is set to be named the eighth president of the Republic of Singapore, becoming the first Malay president in 47 years after Encik Yusof Ishak and the first female to hold the highest office of our nation.

SFCCA would like to congratulate Madam Halimah and we look forward to working with her. The breadth and depth of her experience will definitely be an advantage towards the building of our social capital for the nation’s development, as well as in championing for an inclusive and cohesive Singapore.

SFCCA added that the President serves as the embodiment of our nation’s harmonious multiracial identity, and the Chinese community is confident that under Madam Halimah’s leadership, Singapore will continue to prosper and progress as one united nation.

Released on 13 September 2017