Neither Civil Nor Servant

Straits Times Press

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The Philip Yeo Story

Don’t call me a civil servant. I consider that an insult.” – Philip Yeo 

Philip Yeo is not only one of Singapore’s most accomplished government officials, but also among its most colourful bureaucrats. The maverick has blazed new paths in a manner more akin to an entrepreneur than a civil servant, breaking rules, defying conventions and stepping on more than a few toes along the way. Neither Civil Nor Servant captures the half a century career of the former Economic Development Board chairman. Yeo was the man who turned Batam into a household name in Singapore and created Jurong Island from seawater, among other brilliant achievements. This book is a must-read for those after behind-the-scene stories of some of Singapore’s biggest post-independence military, economic and political adventures.

AUTHOR:    PEH Shing Huei 
Peh Shing Huei is a Singapore Literature Prize-winning author of When the Party Ends. He was formerly the news editor and China bureau chief at The Straits Times.

ISBN

9789814642606

Language
English
Binding

Softcover

Trim Size

227 mm x 152 mm

Extent

164 pages

Published Date (Month, Year)

August 2016

Weight

600 g