Tag Archives: minority

LIFE BEING AN EDUCATED MALAY MINORITY IN SINGAPORE

I am a local university student who happens to be Malay. When i was in school, my chinese cliques would often ask me if I'm truly Malay. This is because I've been consistently on the Deans list and this to them is pretty unheard of. During a taxi ride conversation once, I was met with absolute surprise when i mentioned about my desire to do a PhD upon graduation. The taxi driver asked me if I'm truly malay and whether my family would support this given that "most Malays like to marry young".

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WHY NO INDIAN REPRESENTATION FOR SEMBAWANG SG50 INITIATIVE?

Titled, SAYANG SEMBAWANG', these are visual series I saw that are mounted on the gates at Sembawang platform. Good visuals showcasing the Sembawang spirit and people residing in Sembawang with their words. Another SG50 initiative. But it erks me and saddens me to know that there is not even ONE SINGLE INDIAN/TAMIL speaking resident living in Sembawang. Or is there?

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PERFECTLY NORMAL FOR S’POREANS TO FEEL UPSET OVER INFLUX OF FOREIGNERS

In response to a contributed article calling for Singaporeans to be more accepting and give chance to Singapore's foreign born athletes, this what what one netizen Muhd Firdaus had to say about the local vs foreigner divide in Singapore. Actually locals are being realistic, who wouldn't be angry being in a country whereby a lot of the policies has become too pro-foreigners.

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Pakistani cleric slams Malaysia’s “ignorant” Allah ruling

A Pakistani Muslim cleric Younos AlGohar said the Malaysian Appeals Court decision that the word ‘Allah’ is exclusively for Muslims, is syirik. “The Malaysian court said, don’t use the word Allah. It is our God. Use your God’s name. This sentence is syirik (sin),” said Younos, the co-founder of Messiah Foundation International in a 16:12 minute video recording by Alra TV.

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Malaysia: Non-Muslims banned from using word “Allah”

Malaysia’s king gave his backing today (Jan 19) to a court ruling barring non-Muslims from using the word Allah to refer to God, weighing in for the first time on an issue that has fanned religious tensions in the multi-cultural country. Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam, whose role as head of state is largely ceremonial, alluded to the issue which has raised questions over minority rights during his birthday speech to the Southeast Asian nation. A court in October ruled that the word was exclusive to majority Malay Muslims, overturning an earlier decision allowing a Catholic newspaper to use Allah in its Malay-language edition.

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