Saturday, January 12, 2008

J.B. Jeyaratnam forming a new opposition party for Singapore


Veteran Singapore opposition politician J.B. Jeyaretnam has said he is forming a new political party, the Reform Party, "to give Singaporeans a chance again, an opportunity".





JBJ on...

SINGAPORE AND CHANGE
"Singapore has to change. We continue on this road, with the people completely powerless, Singapore will be ruined."

PEACEFUL ASSEMBLIES
"Why can't we assemble peacefully? What's wrong with that? Tell me, what is wrong with our people assembling peacefully to make known their views? Peaceful assembly is vital. Allowing people to be heard is vital to any democracy."

GIVING PEOPLE A VOICE
"All I want to do is give people a chance to live their own lives, to have their own choices and not have everything dictated to them. At the moment, they have no choice. They have no voice."

RICHER, NOT HAPPIER
"The PAP has built up Singapore - there's no denying that... And on paper Singapore is an economic miracle, the GDP growing every year. But the bottom line of all this is, are the people happier? I don't get that impression."



Quotes from Straits Times, 11 Jan 08
Photo from mjptan.blogspot.com
Video from theonlinecitizen.com

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