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12 Apr 2007

Top-Top VIPs in a Place of Gardens and Trees - Accompanied by Youssry (U3) Botros, an Intel secondee to UCLA, Fraser made his way First Class to Riyadh in Saudi Arabia on Thursday 12 April 2007. They arrived in this place of gardens and trees and met up with Fraser's younger daughter Alison, and her boyfriend Dr Mikey Ho. The week that followed was a never-to-be forgotten experience. The grandeur and oppulance of the Al-Faisaliah Hotel! The butlers! The Prince Sultan Grand Hall at the Al-Faisaliah Center where the Prize Award Ceremony took place. Fraser received the Faisal International Prize (KFIP) in Science from Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, the Crown Prince and First Deputy Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia on Tuesday 17 April 2007. The feast in the desert! The camel ride! A whole week being treated as a Top-Top VIP according to the bulters' noticeboard! Sheer Magic! Thank you to the King Faisal Foundation and the butlers!

Fraser's Acceptance Speech can be found here.

The Arab News story can be found here.

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