“life sciences graduates are only fit to wash test tubes” this statement I heard more than a decade ago was the first time I knew of this guy called Philip Yeo. Then chairman of Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star), it caused quite a ruckus I believe in Singapore at the time where there was a strong push by the government into the bio-medical field.
I have heard of the acronym NUTS some years back coined by the famous Singaporean technopreneur Sim Wong Hoo (SWH). For the unaware, SWH is the founder of Creative Technologies (CT), the maker of the Sound Blaster sound cards that used to be the industry standard for computer audio and very popular up to a decade ago. As I encountered this phrase quite recently again, I decided to further explore its origins.
When it comes to defending the accused in cases relating to human rights such as the death penalty or political vendetta, only one lawyer in Singapore seems to come to my mind. He is Madasamy Ravi or M Ravi for short.
I initially started with the idea of doing a review on this book “Fringe: September’s Notebook”. Then I realised, doing a pure review will put off many people who know nothing about Fringe. Therefore, I decided to include a brief introduction of this amazing TV series that many should watch. Before you think this is a low-end TV series, it has won Saturn awards for best TV series in 2010 and 2011. The lead actress Anna Torv won 4 consecutive awards for Best Actress 2009-2012.…
Edit 1 (21 May 2013): Today marks the 26th anniversary of Operation Spectrum. Before you suspect anything, it is just a pure coincidence that my review of this book falls so close to this date.
The full title of this book is actually Beyond Suspicion? The Singapore Judiciary. Shortened for brevity. This book is apparently not carried by the National Library but it is by the NUS Central Library. Being an NUS student, I am glad to have this privilege to borrow out this book and do a review of it. So why is this book so special that only NUS seems to carry it?
(This is not a full-fledged review, just a short personal opinion piece about this book.)