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INDIAN MUSLIM: MY CHINESE CLASSMATE QUESTIONED MY LOYALTY TO THE COUNTRY BECAUSE OF MY RELIGION

I am Singaporean Indian Muslim, but because my mother tongue is Malay, most Chinese friends would assume I'm Malay. I was asked by a classmate of mine (Chinese) whether I would defend Singapore if we were at War with Malaysia. She was genuinely asking and wanted me to answer. I was taken aback because my loyalty towards my nation was being questioned for the first time in my life. I would not call it deliberate racism on her part but because of the notion she has or was brought up with, it led her to question my loyalty.

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NEW CITIZEN RAJ EXPLOITING LOOPHOLE SO HIS SON NO NEED SERVE NS

An Indian former FT who prefers international schools is new citizen, Raj, originally from India. During an interview with TOC, Raj revealed that only he in the family has converted to Singapore citizenship. His wife and daughter remain PRs and his son is on a student pass. Raj said that if his son was a PR, he would need to serve NS. He preferred to “let his son decide if he wanted to put his roots down in Singapore or go back to India when he turns 21″.

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