'Upright, forthright' corruption buster dies
CPIB's longest-serving director lauded for his service and leadership
When Evan Yeo Oon Beng retired as the longest-serving director of the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) in 1994, former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew wrote to him, saying "You have done well for your country".
That endorsement capped a long career for Mr Yeo, who died on Tuesday last week from pneumonia after a stroke left him in a coma for about five weeks. He was 79.
In the course of 40 years in the public service which included 14 years as director of the CPIB, Mr Yeo received numerous other awards and accolades, including the Public Administration Medal (Gold) in the 1994 National Day Awards.
But it is understood that Mr Lee's note took pride of place for Mr Yeo.