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    Former opposition MP & former Secretary-General of the Workers' Party, Mr JB Jeyaratnam has passed away early this morning from heart failure

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    SINGAPORE: Former opposition MP and former Secretary-General of the Workers' Party, Mr JB Jeyaretnam died early Tuesday morning due to heart failure.

    He was 82.

    His son Mr Kenneth Jeyaretnam told Channel NewsAsia that Mr Jeyaretnam, who had a pre-existing heart condition, had complained of breathing difficulties at about 1.30am.

    He was rushed to Tan Tock Seng Hospital but doctors were unable to revive him.

    He passed away with his family by his side.

    A lawyer, Mr Jeyaretnam was the first opposition member to win a Parliamentary seat in 15 years when he defeated the People's Action Party's Pang Kim Hin and the United People's Front's Harbans Singh in the Anson By-Election in 1981.

    He left the Workers' Party in 2001, and in July this year, had launched a new party called the Reform Party.

    Mr Jeyaretnam leaves behind two sons.


    http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stori...379303/1/.html

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    >Former opposition MP and former Secretary-General of the Workers' Party, Mr JB Jeyaretnam died early Tuesday morning due to heart failure at 82.

    Mr Jeyaretnam, who had a pre-existing heart condition was rushed to Tan Tock Seng Hospital at about 1.30am but doctors were unable to revive him.

    Mr Jeyaretnam was the first opposition member to win a Parliamentary seat in 15 years when he won the Anson By-Election in 1981. He left the Workers' Party in 2001, and in July this year, had launched a new party called the Reform Party.

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    there goes an opposition voice. may his soul rests in peace.
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    already has a thread by Nisa this morning

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    Thread merged. And a reminder to all that please refrain from any political or anti-government comments. Thanks.

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    let's mourn the passing of a 'fighter'. extremely rare to find such character among pragmatic singaporean today.

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    My condolences to his family.

    Rest in peace Mr JB Jeyaratnam, it's the end of an era.

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    He'll always be remembered as the man who snatch away a seat from the ruling party after 27 years. May he rest in peace.
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    Rest in peace Mr JB Jeyaratnam and condolences to his family.

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    rest in peace..
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    so sad.
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    ....soon all the acquaintance be forgot and never brought to ...... .

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    MR Joshua Benjamin Jeyaretnam

    The wake is at:

    Mount Vernon, Upper Aljunied Road, Funeral Parlour 1. Time: 7pm onwards. The funeral will be on Saturday.

    http://theonlinecitizen.com/2008/09/...-of-singapore/

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    He stood up for what he believed in
    A lone figure against the political tide
    A bastion against the monopoly of political ideology
    Hopefully an inspiration for those who never has the privilege to meet him
    Greatly missed and fondly remembered

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    I can't go

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nisa View Post
    SINGAPORE: ....... He passed away with his family by his side.......
    It is fortunate to have family by death bed.

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    He has the look of a great eccentric scientist.

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    Do you think The State's Times will dedicate a section to him?
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    Quote Originally Posted by eosdigital View Post
    Do you think The State's Times will dedicate a section to him?
    why not? i expect front page news.

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