Aiseyman! Will Halimah’s presidency bring the hijab issue back to the spotlight?

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A Muslim undergrad told me his mother would have voted for Madam Halimah simply because she wears the tudung. Last night, a cabby (Chinese) asked if it was fair that Singapore now looks like a Muslim country because the prez wears the tudung. Congratulations to the G! It’s correct that race and religion are still prime issues among Sgeans. (PS.

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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! Is SDP’s Damanhuri Abas pro-LGBT or anti-LGBT?!

Aiseyman! This elections, the SDP is coming back with a bang siol~ Contesting in 2 GRCs and SMCs, they look set to give the PAP a good run for their money in the West and North-Western parts of Singapore. But let’s take a closer look at one of their Malay-Muslim candidates running in the Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC – Mr Damanhuri

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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! Muslim women in Singapore did not wear the hijab before early 1970!

As proof that the cultural trend of wearing the hijab is a fairly recent phenomenon in Singapore’s history, here are some photos of Muslim women in Singapore/Malaya before early 1970.   In everyday life:   In special occasions:   In film and pop culture:   From the above photographs, it is evident that before the early 1970’s, the hijab was

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Aiseyman! Hijab in the spotlight again!

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Aiseyman! Ramadhan is just barely over and some Malay-Muslims are once again stirring up old controversies by re-circulating a 2013 news article which quoted the Minister for Muslim Affairs as saying that allowing the hijab to be worn by women in certain professions would be “very problematic” and asserting that it is the right of Muslimahs to don the hijab

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Aiseyman! Teater Ekamatra’s Kuih Tart is sedap siol!

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Editor’s Note: This is a review of the play Tart which was staged at 5ive by Teater Ekamatra. This is a contribution by our resident art critic. For a graduate showcase under Teater Ekamatra’s Playwright – Director Mentorship Programme, Nabilah Said’s Tart was a certainly a delicious visual treat with a lingering aftertaste which provided much food for thought. The

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