Today, January 5, is the birthday of Mr JB Jeyaretnam.
Mr Jeyaretnam served as an MP for the Workers’ Party of Singapore from 1981-86, and again from 1997-2001. Having left the Workers’ Party, he recently formed the Reform Party to challenge the more than 40-year rule of the People’s Action Party.
He died of a heart failure in the early morning of September 30, 2008 at the age of 82, leaving two sons.
The following is a video by Seelan Palay to commemorate Mr Jeyaretnam’s birthday.