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! Teater Ekamatra’s Geng Rebut Cabinet is a spot on satirical of our social-politics!

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Editor’s Note: This is a review of the play Geng Rebut Cabinet which was written by Alfian Sa’at, directed by Mohd Fared Jainal and staged by Teater Ekamatra. This is a reader’s contribution. Absolutely nailed on brilliant! If what Alfian and Fared had in mind was to play on the tacit understanding that the audience, most of whom Malays, i

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Aiseyman! Finally WP forms a committee to tackle racial discrimination in Singapore!

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Racial discrimination is very much well and alive in Singapore as the many anecdotal accounts can attest to. It not only pervades our society at a personal level but at an institutional level where state policies are formulated around racial quotas, unfounded security concerns and stereotypes. This undercurrent of simmering racism is further exacerbated by the state’s constant denial of

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Aiseyman! Malaysian government provides financial support to Islamic terrorist groups!!

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I did not want to get involved in the Najib donation controversy because it is more complicated than most people realize.There are also analysts who understand the 1MDB issue much better than I do. I defer to their expert analysis. But I would like to just place one important matter in perspective. Political support (financial or non financial) is a

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Aiseyman! If hijab is allowed will Muslims demand for more?

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Just wondering about the Hijab issue in Singapore.. If one day,the Govt decide to allow uniformed personnels such as SAF,nurses,HT etc to wear hijab,wil it b the end?Or maybe it wil the beginning instead? Maybe some Muslims will demand re-design of uniforms coz the current female uniforms didn’t cover the shape of the body n some uniforms r in short

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Aiseyman! Malaysian regret not supporting Lee Kuan Yew when he ran for the Malayan elections siol!

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FORMER Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad said Singapore has no racial issue (“Lee Kuan Yew was ‘kiasu’, says Mahathir”; Sunday). Yes, it is under control now. Mr Lee Kuan Yew was determined to solve it with a country-first approach. After Singapore’s independence, the Singapore Chinese business chamber approached him to ask that he make Chinesethe national language and official medium

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