Alfian Sa’at: Singaporeans have so much to be ashamed of instead of the Oxlee saga

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Those who say to Lee Hsien Yang and Lee Wei Ling: “Please don’t make your spat public, the world is laughing at us, I feel embarrassed when I have to explain to my overseas friends what is going on”, are you for realz? I think you’re either being disingenuous or hypocritical if the Oxley saga makes you feel embarrassed and

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Of Politics, Tudung And Drama. Can Singaporeans Rise Above Theatrics And Politicking?

Sometimes I wonder if our Malay Muslim MPs truly represent everyone or understand our concerns. Take for example the recent tudung debate between Mr Masagos and Mr Faisal. They seem to only care about arguing against each other and playing politics for the sake of it. Mr Masagos had a weak argument. He didn’t even address the tudung issue although

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Aiseyman! Did 2 Muslim MPs just try to play up religious politics in parliament?

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In a sneaky move by MPs Zainal Sapari and Faisal Manap, the issue of whether religious bodies should be given more authority to pass judgement over penal trangressions was suddenly thrown out to Parliament yesterday. Speaking up on the controversial issue of the imam at Masjid Jamae who had allegedly spoken ill of believers of the Jewish and Christian faiths,

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Aiseyman! What is Jufrie Mahmood’s issue with our poet Mufti?

Yesterday, some local website that has been known for its incendiary shit-stirring r&r rhetoric, posted an article in support of opposition politician Jufrie Mahmood criticism of Mufti Fatris Bakaram. Apparently, his gripe was that the Mufti is weak because he “indulges in poetry writing instead of standing up for the truth and seeking solace and hikmah from Almightly Allah”. In

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Should Muslims be registered in Singapore?

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Muslims in Singapore are registered, many I spoke to are supportive of the registration act as it allows them to by pass certain aspects of civil law, such as marriage (ROMM recognizes polygamy), inheritance laws (Faraid; wherein the male relative is entitled 2:1 of the will), burial rites and other privileges. I say privileges because I had to pay $20

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Do you really support Palestinians or

We know of many people who have the Palestinian flag on their FB profiles, who shares videos relating to the plight of Palestinians; the cruelty they faced in life; things that makes you cringe and beg for your sympathy. Oh not forgetting the evils of Zionism too – you know right. Is this considered showing support for Palestinians? Nobody can

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Aiseyman! The LGBT community should engage Hindus and Buddhists to push for the repeal of section 377A

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As a Singaporean Hindu, I never understood why our Government refuses to repeal 377A based on the reason of public religious sensitivities. The Buddhist are the largest religious group in Singapore. And if you add the Hindus, that’s surely a majority. I personally have maintained, how colonialism brought to Asia, Christianity and Catholism, and how they have brought Asian civilisations

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Malaysia tourism group, netizens defend Langkawi’s iconic eagle statue amid claim sculpture is ‘un-Islamic’

LANGKAWI (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – A tourism group in the Malaysian resort island of Langkawi has strongly objected to a claim that the island’s iconic eagle statue is haram, or forbidden by Islam, and should be demolished, adding to the online opposition by Malaysian netizens on the issue. Langkawi Tourism Association president Zainuddin Kadir said the 12-metre high statue

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President Rodrigo Duterte Bans Miniskirts in the Philippines

  President of Philippines Rodrigo Duterte is making headlines again when he announced yesterday of a ban on miniskirts across the Philippines. President Duterte has always been in the news since he started his anti-drug campaign which has been marred with a lot of extra-judicial killings. The new directive will outlaw material which shows parts of the body including breasts,

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“Historic” Muslim primary winner married her brother while she was already married

“Ilhan Omar: Her back pages, visit this site ” By Scott Johnson, approved   Powerline, and (thanks to Dr. Andrew Bostom):   Somali American Ilhan Omar defeated 22-term incumbent Phyllis Kahn for the nomination of the DFL to serve as the representative of House District 60B in the state legislature. Omar came in first in a three-way primary race for

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