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Joshua Benjamin Jeyaretnam (5 January 1926 – 30 September 2008), more commonly known as J. B. Jeyaretnam or J.B.J., was a Singaporean politician and lawyer. He was the leader of the Workers' Party from 1971 to 2001. In 1981, he became the first opposition politician since Singapore's independence in 1965 to win a seat in Parliament, when he defeated Pang Kim Hin of the governing People's Action Party (PAP) in a by-election in Anson Single Member Constituency. He was re-elected at the 1984 general election, but lost his seat in Parliament in 1986 following a conviction for falsely accounting the party's funds. His conviction was subsequently overturned by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, which called the conviction a "grievous injustice". Jeyaretnam returned to Parliament after

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  • 約舒亞·本傑明·惹耶勒南
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  • Joshua Benjamin Jeyaretnam (auch bekannt als J. B. Jeyaretnam oder J. B. J.) (* 5. Januar 1926; † 30. September 2008 in Singapur) war ein singapurischer Politiker und Jurist. Als Politiker war er von 1971 bis 2001 Anführer der Workers’ Party of Singapore (WP) und gewann 1981 als erster Oppositionspolitiker seit der Unabhängigkeit Singapurs einen Sitz im singapurischen Parlament. Im Laufe seiner Karriere als Politiker geriet Jeyaretnam wiederholt mit der singapurischen Justiz in Konflikt, was 2001 infolge eines teuren Verleumdungsurteils zur Privatinsolvenz Jeyaretnams führte. Nach der Abwicklung seiner Insolvenz gründete Jeyaretnam im Juni 2008 die Reform Party, die seit seinem Tod durch seinen Sohn Kenneth Jeyaretnam geleitet wird.
  • 約舒亞·本傑明·惹耶勒南(Joshua Benjamin Jeyaretnam,更常被稱為J. B. Jeyaretnam,1926年1月5日-2008年9月30日),於錫蘭(今斯里蘭卡)賈夫納省出生,泰米爾裔,新加坡著名已故反對黨政治人物,有「新加坡政治老人」之稱,為新加坡獨立以來,第一位競選獲勝而進入新加坡國會的反對黨議員,曾任「新加坡工人黨」秘書長,去世前為革新党秘書長。
  • Joshua Benjamin Jeyaretnam (5 January 1926 – 30 September 2008), more commonly known as J. B. Jeyaretnam or J.B.J., was a Singaporean politician and lawyer. He was the leader of the Workers' Party from 1971 to 2001. In 1981, he became the first opposition politician since Singapore's independence in 1965 to win a seat in Parliament, when he defeated Pang Kim Hin of the governing People's Action Party (PAP) in a by-election in Anson Single Member Constituency. He was re-elected at the 1984 general election, but lost his seat in Parliament in 1986 following a conviction for falsely accounting the party's funds. His conviction was subsequently overturned by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, which called the conviction a "grievous injustice". Jeyaretnam returned to Parliament after
  • Joshua Benjamin Jeyaretnam, meer bekend als J.B. Jeyaretnam, (Singapore, 5 januari 1926 - aldaar, 30 september 2008) was een Singaporees politicus. Hij was de eerste partijkandidaat van de oppositie die werd gekozen als parlementslid, zestien jaar nadat het land meer onafhankelijkheid kreeg. Nadat hij de Arbeiderspartij had verlaten vormde hij in 2001 de Hervormingspartij om het meer dan veertig jaar durende bewind van de People's Action Party aan te vechten . Joshua Benjamin Jeyaretnam overleed op 82-jarige leeftijd aan hartfalen .
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