07 December 2019
Now aged 82, Mr Chan Sek Keong was the first local law graduate to be appointed attorney-general and later, chief justice of Singapore. He was among the first batch of law graduates from the University of Malaya, the predecessor of the National University of Singapore.
Recently, Mr Chan was conferred an Eminent Alumni award by NUS. The award is for the university’s alumni who have “distinguished themselves nationally or globally for their exceptional and sustained contributions and achievements”.
Former top civil servant Ngiam Tong Dow was also given the award.
Past recipients of the award include veteran diplomat Tommy Koh and former senior minister S. Jayakumar.
Second Education and Finance Minister Indranee Rajah receiving the Distinguished Alumni award.
She and five others were given the award for having “demonstrated impact in their respective fields, and rendered excellent and sustained service to NUS, its predecessor institutions or the community”.