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Muslims here “somewhat more distant”? – 3 social media posts that debunk Minister Shanmugam's views

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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.


2. A Muslim raised a toast with his other friends


3. A Muslim van driver helps a karang-guni woman and gives her money to buy ‘bah kut teh’

Happy Chinese New Year 2016.Was driving back home in Toa Payoh when suddenly i saw a trolley rolling down the road…

Posted by Syam Sj on Thursday, 4 February 2016

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