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Halimah to move out of Yishun after Home Ministry’s strong advice to do so

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President Halimah Yacob is all set to move out of her home in Yishun Ave 4 after strongly being advised to do so by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). MHA said in a press release that it had conducted a careful assessment of the security arrangements for the President and had informed her that security agencies face several challenges in ensuring her security and protection, if she continues to stay in her current home.

The President had earlier stated that she would like to continue to live in her current home in Yishun, subject to security considerations. Her reluctance to move from her HDB jumbo flat drew fierce criticism from netizens.

https://theindependent.sg.sg/netizens-express-disapproval-over-mdm-halimahs-decision-to-stay-in-hdb/

Some even reproached her for wasting taxpayer’s money to drive with security escorts from Yishun to the Istana, and back, every day.

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MHA also said in its press release that the President has accepted MHA’s security recommendation, and that she will make arrangements to move to a new place soon.

Presidential cooking!

The President’s decision to move out of her HDB flat in Yishun, dubbed the Yistana, was welcomed by many netizens.

Prominent online satirist Molly Meek described trolled the President saying, “I’m quite sure she will do good together with the MHA”. Her comments referenced Madam Halimah’s presidential campaign promise: “Do Good, Do Together!”

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The publisher of the The Middle Ground, Daniel Yap said: “Goodbye Yistana!”

Goodbye Yistana!

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Madam Halimah’s new location was not disclosed in MHA’s press release. Most of Singapore’s past Presidents did not stay in the Istana, but President Halimah is the first to be living in an HDB flat instead of a private property.

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