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MADRASAHS: NO NEED TO PAY FOR RELIGIOUS SUBJ EXAM FEES

At the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore Workplan Seminar on Saturday, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim announced that Madrasah students will not need to pay national examination fees for religious subjects. Madrasah students currently do not need to pay for exam fees for academic subjects. The initiative, which starts this year, will benefit around 70 'A' Level students and 350 'O' Level students. The three religious subjects that will be funded are Islamic Religious Knowledge for 'O' Levels, and Islamic Jurisprudence and Islamic Theology for 'A' Levels.

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11 PAP Malay MPs come together to donate $15,000

It was reported in the media today (16 Jul) that the 11 PAP Malay MPs came together to donate $15,000 in total to 3 student bodies. The donation is to help fund programmes that will improve the welfare of the community. It is said to be an annual tradition during this holy month of Ramadan.

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TUDUNG IN THE WORKPLACE: WHY THE CONTROVERSY?

The issue came to prominence in 2002, when four Malay-Muslim parents sent their daughters to school wearing the tudung. The girls were suspended for not adhering to the school uniform, and where schools previously had the leeway to permit amendments to their own uniforms on religious grounds, the issue came under the purview of the Ministry of Education, which enforced stricter regulations on uniforms in the interest of keeping government schools secular. The case sparked a flurry of discussions, arguing both for and against the acceptance of headscarves.

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