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It is with very heavy hearts that the Singapore Democrat and Friends write this about Anthony Yeo. Anthony passed on last evening due to complications that arose from the cancer that he had been suffering from.
In this very difficult time, we can only hope and pray that his family is encouraged and comforted by all the love that is pouring in from those who knew this wonderful man.
Anthony has a very special place in the hearts of those of us in the SDP. He was a friend whom we never hesitated to invite to our functions and events and one whom we could readily call on if we needed his help.
Anthony was an advocate for justice and rights. He often spoke up for those whom he felt were unjustly treated. He was progressive minded and was not bound to dogmatic beliefs and practices. Anthony lent his voice to bringing democracy to Singapore and appeared in the SDP’s video The Flame of Democracy.
He was an invited guest to the screening of One Nation under Lee when it was premiered in April 2008 when officials from the Media Development Authority intruded into the event. Anthony attended the event with one of his sons.
Anthony’s voice will be missed especially when there are too few voices here in Singapore that dare to stand up to the authorities and speak up against injustice.
Even though you will be missed, your flame will always carry on in our hearts, Anthony.