Tuesday, 30 September 2008

The demise of ...

Joshua Benjamin Jeyaretnam (January 5, 1926 - September 30, 2008); more commonly known as "J.B. Jeyaretnam" or "J.B.J.".

He was the first opposition party candidate to be elected a Member of Parliament in Singapore, 16 years after the country gained independence. Representing the Workers' Party, Jeyaretnam defeated the People's Action Party's Pang Kim Him in the 1981 Anson by-election with 51.9% to 47.1% of the vote to become Singapore's first opposition MP

He passed away this morning and left behind a dream; true democracy for Singapore which I believe will be carried on by many.

My deepest condolences to his family. Mr JBJ will always be fondly remembered by many and especially so for residents in Anson.


Anonymous said...

We will miss you JBJ. You are a GREAT man. May your soul rest in heavenly peace.
-simple citizen-

Anonymous said...

His dreams will not go into the grave with him...it will live on!

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