This article was published on November 17, 2018.
By Viswa Sadasivan
The National University of Singapore (NUS) must be congratulated for the attention to detail it paid in organising the ceremony where Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad received an Honorary Doctor of Laws while his wife was given the distinguished alumni service award (Mahathir conferred honorary doctorate; Nov 14).
It had pomp and, more importantly, warmth in honouring its distinguished alumni.
The welcome speech by the NUS president and the citation were formal yet personal.
Care was taken to ensure the audience comprised not only dignitaries but also individuals who had a relationship with Tun Dr Mahathir.