4 December 2003
Dear Mr Jeyaretnam,
On behalf of the Singapore Democrats, allow me to congratulate you on your award of Human Rights Defender given by the Think Centre. No one deserves the recognition more than you.
We thank you for your courage and steadfastness in standing up for what is decent and just and for reminding us that the very essence of life is not material riches but the respect for the dignity and rights of all human beings.
Be assured that your tireless work for democracy and freedom in Singapore will not be forgotten but instead remain a bright torch for future generations to follow. May God bless and keep you.
Chee Soon Juan
Singapore Democratic Party
Note: Mr Jeyaretnam’s award will be given on December 6, 2003 at the Think Centre forum at the Oxford Hotel, Queen Street at 3pm. Speakers: Mr Sinapan Samydorai, Think Centre; Dr Tan Chong Kee, The Necessary Stage; and Mr James Gomez, Workers’ Party.