Friday, October 31, 2008

Democracy Day

It may have gone unnoticed by people, but today is Workers' Party's Democracy Day, in commemoration of the groundbreaking day on 31 October 1981 when Singaporeans voted in their first opposition member of parliament - the late J.B. Jeyaretnam - after 16 years.

Incidentally, I was going through my collection of books and I realised I actually have an autographed copy of JBJ's "Make it right for Singapore: Speeches in Parliament, 1997-1999".




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