Former Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi said he "immediately felt as if he lost a friend", upon news of Mr Nathan's death. Speaking to Channel NewsAsia, he said: "Mr Nathan, he is a good friend. I've known him for a very long time. Many people see him as a person who's very helpful," he said. "He was good to the Malaysians and very good to the Singaporeans. He was good to all. That's what I liked about him. He was not trying to show how proud he was, he was a good person, very humble person."
The British High Commissioner to Singapore Scott Wightman
The British High Commissioner to Singapore Scott Wightman said Mr Nathan "served Singapore and its people selflessly". He added: "I offer my deepest sympathy to his family and to the country."
Canadian High Commission in Singapore