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I’M INDIAN MUSLIM BUT MENDAKI SAYS I’M NOT MALAY, WHY SUCH DIFFERENT STANDARDS?

MP Zainal Sapari said he considers Halimah Yacob a Malay even though she is an Indian Muslim and therefore supports her to run for Presidency. But according to netizen Mohd Azmi, "how come students of Indian muslim father but who speak malay & behave like malay does not qualify for mendaki assistance cause mendaki considers them as indian race & not malay". How does Mendaki define what is Malay?

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FUNDING BOOST THROUGH GOVT GRANTS

Currently, the Government matches the donations raised by the groups, subject to an annual cap. Last year, the cap was raised for the matching grant for Yayasan Mendaki, the Association of Muslim Professionals and Malay Muslim organisations from $4 million to $5 million from this financial year onwards. The Singapore Indian Development Association (Sinda) now receives up to $1.7 million a year, while the Eurasian Association gets not more than $200,000 annually.

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YAACOB IBRAHIM: MALAY PIONEERS TO BE CELEBRATED IN PROGRAMMES

The Malay community can look forward to a series of programmes that celebrates the contributions of their pioneers, said Minister for Communications & Information Yaacob Ibrahim, who is also the Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs. Following Singapore’s independence in 1965, many of these pioneers chose to remain and work with other communities to build the nation. Dr Yaacob said yesterday: “I have asked both MUIS and Mendaki, and working with other Malay-Muslim organisations, to think of programmes in which we can do two things. “One, to acknowledge their contributions, but more importantly, to tap on their experience, to bring about some kind of transfer between them and the younger generation.”

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MENTORING PROGRAMME TO HELP MALAY AND MUSLIM WORKERS TO LEVEL UP

A mentoring programme has been set up for Malay and Muslim workers from low-income families to take on professional, manager and executive (PME) jobs, MP for Marine Parade GRC Associate Professor Fatimah Lateef announced on Thursday. The pilot programme - set up by Mendaki's training arm Sense and funded by Temasek Cares, a charity of Temasek Holdings - aims to help individuals who have been promoted to a PME position or received a pay increase or assumed an expanded portfolio in their current jobs recently, transition smoothly in their new roles.

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