Describing Presidential hopeful Tony Tan as an "eminently" suitable candidate, incumbent President S R Nathan urged Singaporeans to remember - when they vote for their Elected President - how the country arrived at where it is today.
Speaking on the sidelines of a book launch yesterday, Mr Nathan reiterated that voters have to understand what is in the best interest of the Republic.
Said Mr Nathan, who will decide within the next fortnight whether to seek another term: "One of the things you must remember is that with all these gripes that you hear, people forget how we have arrived to this stage in our country."
He added: "Could it have been done without the Government? That's my question. Much has been achieved. There are probably faults that have to be remedied, but we just can't distance ourselves from the Government."