In remembrance of a Singapore Patriot – Joshua Benjamin Jeyaretnam (1926 – 2008)

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RIP JBJ (5 January 1926 – 30 September 2008)

Posted by jbjmemorial on October 2, 2008

I went to JBJ’s wake yesterday to pay my respects. I did not know the man, but certainly know about his achievements. I have heard him speak before and also have his book. JBJ is a true son of Singapore. Regardless of whether one agrees with his approach or views, nobody can deny that he was a brave man whose perseverance, dedication and passion is an inspiration to all of us.

I told JBJ’s sons — Philip and Kenneth — that he was a good man. I only wish that I had someone else’s eloquence, when she said:

“He has done so much for Singapore. But what have Singaporeans
done for him?”

And that is a question that I have to ask myself as well.

Source: Siew Kum Hong

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