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.
Thursday, October 02, 2008
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:
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