Thursday, October 02, 2008

J.B. Jeyaretnam's last media interview

The person behind a new blog set up as a remembrance to Singapore's prominent opposition politician Joshua Benjamin Jeyaretnam who passed away recently because of a heart attack, has posted his last interview given to the media. It is worthy of a read, again and again. From JBJ Memorial:
Many people retire by the age of 82 but you seem to be eager to get back in parliament this year. Why?

I do expect to get back in parliament. But it’s not for personal power but because I genuinely feel sorry for the people in Singapore. I am talking about the dispossessed, the underprivileged people, which make up a huge number. I am not talking about our bankers and wealthy people who are perhaps not interested in human rights. There is quite a bit of poverty in Singapore, even though the world does not seem to think so because of the propaganda machinery of the Government.

So you have no plans to retire soon?

It depends on my health, but I thank God for giving me health and strength. In that sense I owe it to Him to do something.

8 comments:

Mr Big said...

Rest in piece JB.

Anonymous said...

sad.. he cldnt live till the day he gets back to parliament.

Rickie said...

Too bad his children are not following his footsteps to become politicians.

Sook Man said...

His passing and his life is a great example to those who want to overthrow the PAP.

It is just not possible.

You will die trying.

Anonymous said...

"For with God nothing will be impossible." --Luke 1:37

ANG said...

The young Singaporeans will probably only remember him selling books outside train stations and shopping malls. A pity.

Anonymous said...

lky outlives his enemies!!!

Percevale said...

The personification of evil is meant to outlive all till the coming of Christ and the throwing of the Devil into the lake of fire on judgment day.

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