Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A true patriot has passed away

Veteran opposition politican J. B. Jeyaretnam, passed away early this morning. JBJ, 82, died at about 1.30 am from a heart attack at his son's home in Singapore.

A sad day for Singapore becos she has lost a true patriot and a true Singaporean.

I salute you Mr JBJ.

You will always be remembered for your courage and tenacity. For standing up to tyranny and those who sought to crush you through dirty means and misuse of justice.

Singaporeans like myself will always remember you! Your efforts to bring democratic change to Singapore will not be in vain.

A fond farewell from this recruit to you, Mr JBJ.


kojakbt said...

The opposition has lost a determined fighter. My condolence and sympathy…. However, I’m sure JBJ in heaven would not want us to stop fighting the PAP. Let’s continue JBJ’s fight to stop the dominance of 1-party politics in Singapore. Let’s strive to bring true democracy to Singapore by encouraging Singaporeans to vote for pluralism in our politics. Feel free to join me to continue the fight at http://forums.delphiforums.com/3in1kopitiam/messages

Amaryllis said...

My sincere condolences to his family and other loved ones. I had only one ocassion to meet Mr. Jeyaratnam, and that was when I saw him selling his book along Orchard Rd. Most people were walking past him without a moment’s glance. And so I went and bought the book, and took the opportunity to shake his hand and thank him for all of his work in Singapore. It was telling that even my close friend who was with me choose to stand far away from us while I engaged with Mr. Jeyaratnam. It is sad when fear stops us from doing the right thing. I hope that all of Mr. Jeyaratnam’s struggles will be not in vain in the long run., that his actions serve as a reminder to our conscience.