UPDATE: This article has been edited to reflect the amendments made in the post on President Halimah Yacob’s Facebook page.
President Halimah Yacob will be moving out of her HDB flat in Yishun so as to better “ensure her safety and security”, said the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Monday (2 October).
While Halimah had stated that she wished to continue living in her jumbo unit at Yishun Avenue 4, this was subject to “security considerations”, said MHA in a press release.
Following a careful assessment of the arrangements required, the MHA found that security agencies would “face several challenges” if she were to continue living in her current home.
“MHA has therefore strongly advised the President to consider moving to another place,” the release said. “(The) President has accepted MHA’s security recommendation. She will make arrangements to move to a new place soon.”
Responding to the MHA’s statement, Halimah said in a Facebook post that she was grateful for “everyone’s concern with regard to my residential arrangements”.
“MHA has just issued a statement about the security challenges they face if I continue to stay in my current home. Therefore, as much as I would like to continue living in my current home in Yishun, I have accepted MHA’s recommendation and will make arrangements to move to a new place soon,” she added.
Halimah was sworn in as Singapore’s eighth President on 14 September following a walkover victory in the Presidential Election.
Thank you for everyone's concern with regard to my residential arrangements. MHA has just issued a statement that I will…
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