A warm hello to fellow alumni, from Francis Yeoh Kim Leng ’63, whom we featured in the January 2004 issue of LawLink magazine (“Doyen of Dance … and Dogs!” , pages 20-21). Francis is at the final stages of writing his PhD thesis, entitled “Copyright Law Does Not Adequately Accommodate The Ephemeral Nature of Dance”, under the supervision of Professor Fiona Macmillan, Birkbeck Law School, University of London. He continues to lecture at the London Studio Centre, a college connected to the University of the Arts, London. Francis, we look forward to hearing more from you, and seeing your photos!
Keh Kee Guan ’73 reports that he is still in active practice after all these years … and according to his profile on the Pacific Law Corporation website, legal practice is not the only thing he is active in - he has completed over 12 international marathons (including the New York Marathon in 2002), and “treks, dives and skis” during his free time. Kudos, Kee Guan!
Richard Shu Kee Ang ’80 reports: “I've been living in Canada for the past 12 years but am much-connected with things in Singapore.”
Ananda Kumar Radhakrishnan ’84 reports: “I have been working for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) since 2002. The CFTC is a US Government agency which is responsible for supervising the futures and swaps markets in the US.”
Lilian Tsi Siew Chin ’87 says hello from America – she is living in San Francisco, and is married with two children, aged 16 and 11. She is working full-time in financial services.
Ang Keng Heng ’88 sends his regards from Dubai, where he has been working since September 2010, as Director of Legal Operations in Schlumberger.
Soh Wee Din ’89 reports: “I am presently the Group General Counsel of ASTI Holdings Limited.”
Mohammad Hisham Bin Abdul Kadir ’90 sends his greetings – he is currently writing guidebooks on English, and is also an adjunct teacher.
Corinne Foo Mei Li ’92 reports that she is now practising at her family firm of Foo & Partners, located at Cantonment Road.
Sophie Rae, Daughter of Byron Te '96
Congratulations to Byron Te ’96 and his wife Sharon, on the birth of their daughter Sophie-Rae on 23 January 2011!
Quah Ghim Thiar Rebecca ’96 is currently in America – she is working there, while pursuing a part-time MBA.
Beautrice Wong ’96 sends her greetings – she is currently involved in compliance work for a a telco aggregator. She sent a photo of her much-loved silky terrier, Skippy! (see below)
Adelin Chong ’97 says hello! She is busy caring for her precocious 2.5 yr old daughter, and says that she is looking forward to the next alumni gathering - Adelin, let us know if we can help with organising it!
Cheong Aik Hock ’97 and family recently went on holiday in Bali, Indonesia, and he sent us this lovely photo of him with his 4 year old daughter, Tiana.
Cheong Aik Hock '97 and daughter Tiana
Lim Shih Mun Daniel ’00 reports that he is currently working at ABN AMRO Bank as senior legal counsel. He has a 4-year-old son, Bryan.
Gu Yisha LLM ’06 sends greetings: “I am currently working in the in-house legal team of GuocoLand Limited, a property developer which is part of the Hong Leong Group.”
Yi Jia LLM ’07 is now working in Shanghai, China, and says hello to fellow alumni.
Gan Miao Shan Dip SL ’08 is fitting-out her new abode at St Thomas Suites. She says, “Shopping for furniture is so fun and exciting!” Send us some photos, Miao Shan, we’d love to see the fruits of your labour!
Abhishek Mishra LLM ’08 reports that he is now an Assistant Professor at the National University of Juridical Sciences in Kolkata, India.
Marc-Andre Seguin LLM ’08 writes: “In December 2010, after a six month articling in the People's Republic of China, I was admitted to the Quebec Bar in Canada. I am now back in Asia, working in various areas of immigration and business law in China for the Harvey Law Group, LLP.”
Shrivardhan Deshpande LLM ’09 reports that he is working in a law firm in Mumbai, India. He handles litigation as well as corporate matters.
Laksmita Andarumi LLM ’09 is currently working as senior lawyer at Melli Darsa & Co (MDC) in Indonesia. She has been working with MDC, one of the top law firms in Indonesia, since March 2003 and her practice is focused on securities transactions, banking and finance, and Indonesian state-owned companies.
Viet Nguyen Exchange ’10 writes: “I am graduating from my law school in Vietnam and taking up an internship in a law firm. My time on exchange in NUS Law School was really fruitful for me. I hope I have the chance to come back the Faculty one day!”
2011 General Elections
NUS Law School had the distinction of fielding a total of 10 candidates in the recent General Elections.
Congratulations to first-time Members of Parliament, Edwin Tong '94 and Desmond Lee Ti-Seng '01; as well as the ‘veterans’ who were returned to Parliament, namely (in order of Law School seniority):
- Halimah Yacob '78
- Ellen Lee '80
- K Shanmugam '84
- Indranee Rajah '86
- Lim Biow Chuan '88
- Hri Kumar Nair '91
Teo Soh Lung '73 put up a strong contest in the Yuhua Single Member Constituency, but was not successful in her campaign.
Hearty congratulations go to Workers Party Chairman Sylvia Lim ’88, who has the distinction of being the first female in Singapore’s history to become a non-PAP Member of Parliament; as well as a member of the very first non-PAP team to be elected to a Group Representation Constituency. We first interviewed Sylvia in the July 2003 issue of LawLink (“A Passion For Public Service” http://law.nus.edu.sg/alumni/pdfs/lawlinkv2n2.pdf, page 12-13), and we look forward to interviewing her again!
Senior Minister Professor S Jayakumar ’63 retired from politics this year. after 31 years of distinguished service. Associate Professor Ho Peng Kee ’79 also retired this year, having served two decades in politics, and we welcome him back to Law School, where he intends to do some part-time teaching.
Benjamin Ang ’93 and Jane Lau ’93 – collectively known as the synthpop band Cosmic Armchair – were inspired by the excitement surrounding this year’s General Election, and created an “Election Remix” of their song, “Marching of the Days”. You can view the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzCMqhG3hPc
Anais, daughter of Avalyn Lim '97Avalyn Lim ’97 sent us this photo of daughter Anaïs, who was fascinated by all the online election coverage, and was inspired to strike a pose for us!
Welcome to our new alumni!
Eilidh Ann Mactier Exchange '11 has just completed a year in Singapore, on exchange programme from Edinburgh University. “I can truly say it has been the most exciting year of my LLB course, and I leave with many amazing memories. Singapore and NUS will be missed: the sun, the lovely people in the Law School campus, the food, and the wonderful travel opportunities. Thanks, NUS!”
Sam Cash Exchange'11 writes: “I absolutely loved my time at NUS - wouldn't change it for a thing! I'm heading back to the UK to complete my degree, and eventually enter the world of work. I hope to return to Singapore in a few years time for work … and to use the alumni pool, of course. Best of luck to all NUS Alumni!
Joshua Zhang Wenjian Exchange’11 also greatly enjoyed his time in Singapore. He writes: “The experience of studying in NUS is an unforgettable memory :) Thanks for all your help, Professor Wang Jiangyu, Professor Boister, Ms. Hussain, Michelle Neo ’11 and especially, Ronald Susilo ’12 - my best foreign friend!”
Benson Lim You Yu ’11 says, “My four years in NUS Law were fantastic and I treasure them immensely!”
Danny Quah Wei Sheng ’11 is in a nostalgic mood after completing his final year in law school. “ It's been a very memorable four years, and I'm definitely not looking forward to leaving!”
Ang Ming Sheng Terence ’11 reports that he will be joining Allen & Gledhill in January 2012 to complete his training contract.
Ticy Veluvellel Thomas LLM ’11 says hello to his fellow alumni. He says, “I am excited to change my status from NUS student to NUS alumni. Looking forward to being in touch with NUS.” And we are looking forward to hearing from you too, do keep in touch!
Osanda Mahela Liyanage LLM ’11 writes: “Once I finish the LLM here at NUS, I will be returning home to Sri Lanka to sit for my Bar exam. Afterwards I hope to work there for a few years.” Do keep in touch!
Bai Tuofei LLM ’11 writes: “I am so glad could be able to study in NUS, and it's so great to celebrate Chinese New Year with many students from other countries!”
Vipul Gupta LLM ’11 sends best wishes to all alumni, and especially fellow ‘new’ alumni: “My experience at NUS Law School was indeed enriching. The future is uncertain, but I hope as an alumnus of NUS I’ll walk the enlightened road.”
Jayasree Narasimhan LLM ’11 agrees: “The destination is uncertain, but being an NUS alumnus, I can say the journey to any destination is through a known and illuminated path.”
Sugene Gan '11 - photograph by Bilal ZaheerSugene Gan ’11 (“Genie”) invites fellow alumni to help her raise funds for end-of-life patients. She is organising a charity event called “Dreams & Awakenings”, named after her fourth music album. All proceeds will go to HCA Hospice Care Singapore.
It was originally scheduled for 25 June 2011 (Saturday) at the Playground @ Big Splash. Please be informed that Genie's "Dreams and Awakenings" Charity Concert venue and date has been moved to Singapore Expo Hall 3B on July 26 11am to 6pm.
The show is on June 26 not July and is in Singapore expo hall 3b to hall 4. (updated 27 June 2011)
Kindly support Genie in her charitable cause by emailing your purchase orders of the thumb drive album (S$25 each) to email@example.com!
In addition to performances by Genie and other guest artists, there will also be sponsored booths and activities, a charity auction, and even a talent competition.
Genie says, “I was humbled by what I had learned in Biomedical Law and Ethics about end-of-life patients. I pray that you may share this same burden and love for those in the final chapter of their lives.”
For more information, you can contact Genie via her website: http://www.genie.com.sg/