In a hard-hitting Speech delivered at the SRP Distinguished Lecture and Symposium organised by the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies on January 19, Law and Home Affairs Minister, K Shanmugam, observed that the “Muslim population (in Singapore is) growing somewhat distant from the rest of our society”.
This publication reported at that time that a blogger, Zayed Talib, disagreed with the Minister’s view and said that Muslims here actually “welcome the opportunity to engage with our non-Muslim neighbours as evident in the picture below.”
These three social media posts may debunk Minister Shanmugam’s view of the Muslim community here.
1. Muslim Singapore Armed Forces medic helps a Chinese elderly woman
On Friday (Jan 5), an elderly woman Chinese woman had a fall near Yishun MRT station, and Sergeant Fadli, a Muslim medic serving in the Singapore Armed Forces, and his friends quickly rendered help to the woman.
Kudos to Army Medic Sgt Fadli, Kishen and other medics who responded fast for the aunty who fell at yishun mrt pic.twitter.com/CLLyzc9uFX
— 《ashraf》 (@ohhshitash) February 5, 2016
2. A Muslim raised a toast with his other friends
When you're halal but your friends haram pic.twitter.com/41mHNZSmRF
— Lord Khai (@Yourblueranger) May 24, 2015
3. A Muslim van driver helps a karang-guni woman and gives her money to buy ‘bah kut teh’