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.