Philip Yeo's half century in public service chronicled in new book

Former Economic Development Board chairman Philip Yeo signing copies of his biography, Neither Civil Nor Servant, yesterday. The 276-page book by Singapore Literature Prize-winning author Peh Shing Huei captures the 70-year-old Mr Yeo's half-century
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Former Economic Development Board chairman Philip Yeo signing copies of his biography, Neither Civil Nor Servant, yesterday.

The 276-page book by Singapore Literature Prize-winning author Peh Shing Huei captures the 70-year-old Mr Yeo's half-century career in public service.

Among other achievements, Mr Yeo made Batam a household name in Singapore, created Jurong Island, and put the country on the global biomedical map with the iconic Biopolis.

About 300 guests - including current and former politicians, government officials and members of the diplomatic corps - attended the book launch at the National University Health System Tower Block Auditorium.

The book is published by Straits Times Press.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 12, 2016, with the headline 'Philip Yeo's half century in public service chronicled in new book'. Print Edition | Subscribe