Tag Archives: Community

JAPANESE CLUB ALBIREX WANTS TO BECOME LOCAL TEAM, DOES COMMUNITY OUTREACH

The duo, 12 year old Danial Feroz and 13 year old Tan Yu Hen, will attend the Yuhua Albirex Football Academy (Yafa) training tour from Sept 2-10 to train at Albirex's parent club in Niigata, Japan. Their trip, worth $3,000, is sponsored by the Albirex Sports Development Fund, an initiative from the club to develop sports in Singapore. Both teens are secondary students, and they will spend the week in Niigata to experience the football training there and experience first hand the Japanese culture.

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RESERVED PRESIDENCY IS FLAWED & NOT OF HELP TO MALAY COMMUNITY

Damanhuri Abas of the Singapore Democratic Party weighs in on the flaws of the upcoming Presidential election and the Government's failures at engaging the Malay community here. "The government must now answer to the Malays as to where and how did these systemic racism happen under its watch for more than 50 years and what action must now be taken beyond tokenism to correct the injustices to the Malays."

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DISCRIMINATORY TO REQUIRE MINORITIES TO CERTIFY RACE B4 STANDING IN ELECTIONS?

This coming Reserved Presidential Election has open up a can of worms. Race issues is being hotly debated on what it means to be a Malay, what defines a Malay. For me, I can consider myself lucky. After being born as a Malay (my IC indicates that I'm a Malay), and now turning to 36, I have been twice certified and approved (2006, 2011) by the Malay community committee set up by the Government that indeed, i am a Malay and is a member of the Malay community. I am deeply saddened though, for my fellow brothers and sisters who has not been certified yet as a Malay

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Yakult Ibrahim: Committee to address concerns of Malays over loyalty ‘unnecessary’

The formation of a committee to address the concerns of Malay-Muslims over how their loyalty to the nation is viewed is "not necessary", Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Yaacob Ibrahim said on Thursday. This is because even though there might be "perceptions in the community" that must be dealt with, there have been improvements in the achievements of the Malay-Muslim community that should not be ignored, he said, echoing the comments made by Dr Intan Azura Mokhtar (Ang Mo Kio GRC) in Parliament on Wednesday.

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