ST Forum: Enlightened policy deserves praise (April 2)

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

April 2, 2008
Enlightened policy deserves praise
IT IS certainly laudable that Singapore has attracted top talent like
Professor Kerry Sieh as the founding director of Nanyang Technological
University's $300 million Earth Observatory, which is this region's
largest, 'MM's reassuring comments seal researcher's move here'. In a
recent TV interview in Melbourne, Dr Sieh predicts that yet another
tsunami will strike and this will be the grandaddy of them all.

In fact, he predicted the Boxing Day earthquake three years ago which
resulted in the tragic tsunami in Sumatra. He handed out fliers,
posters and brochures to residents of the islands worst hit by the
waves. He spoke at churches and schools to tell people what to do in
an earthquake, according to a report.

The Government's forward-looking policy against homosexual
discrimination clinched Dr Sieh's decision to accept the appointment.
He was reassured that he could live here with his gay Asian partner.

Rev Dr Yap Kim Hao