Tag: Hijab

There is a market for RM2K hijabs, RM5K phones, RM3 million cars and RM45K bags

Prominent Malaysian influencer Effi Saharudin (known online as 1Obefiend) tweeted that there was a market for expensive hijabs, phones, cars and bags. "RM2K hijabs are like RM5K phones, RM3 million cars and RM45K bags. If you complain about their existence then you are not the...

“Threats” to S’pore “world hijab” group

Last Saturday, the world celebrated World Hijab Day (WHD). Less than a day later, Singapore's representative of  the event declared that they have closed shop, making Singapore the first country where the internationally celebrated event was met with resistance. Singaporean Seri Fatmawati Hambali posted on...

Not again, please

This is becoming tiring: Yet another PAP politician mouthing the line that the government can only move as far as society is prepared to move. The surprising thing is that the latest pronouncement comes from Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob, the very affable lady who...

Hijab: Time to Take a Stand

It seems that the pro-hijab campaigners are once again being let down – this time by Facebook, but they managed to overcome it. The movement’s Facebook page, Singapore Hijab Movement, which got over 26,000 likes in just under a week, was supposedly taken down early...

Politics of the hijab

By Mary Lee One issue that should never have been politicised is whether Muslim hospital staff should wear head covers. But it has become a political issue, thanks to the Prime Minister meeting Muslim MPs and the Workers” Party asking, unhelpfully, for “dialogue”. Why couldn’t the...