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MOSQUES TO HELP CHANNEL AID FOR THE NEEDY

After a tie-up between the Malay/Muslim self-help group Mendaki and the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis). The application for aid will be decentralised to several heartland locations, including the Al-Muttaqin mosque near her home, under a programme called Nadi Khidmat. Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Yaacob Ibrahim, who visited the Ang Mo Kio mosque yesterday, said: "We know there are a lot of Malay/Muslim families out there who need help, who don't know how to navigate the complex social system that we have.

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NEW MOSQUES IN WOODLANDS AND JURONG WEST BY 2016

MUSLIMS in Jurong West and Woodlands can look forward to two new mosques by 2016, which will be built to accommodate the growing numbers of worshippers in these areas. Each mosque will take up about 2,500 sq m of space and cost about $15 million, said the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis) at a media conference yesterday. Right now, Muslim worshippers in Jurong West can attend mosques in Jurong East and Taman Jurong.

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Pioneer Malay/Muslim leaders to be honoured

A COMMEMORATIVE publication, an appreciation ceremony and a series of fireside chats are among the initiatives being lined up to pay tribute to Malay/Muslim members of the pioneer generation. The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis) and self-help group Mendaki will set up a joint committee to launch these initiatives. They will also think of additional ways to honour the work done by pioneers, Minister in Charge of Muslim Affairs Yaacob Ibrahim said in Parliament yesterday. Speaker of the House Halimah Yacob will lead the committee.

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Syariah Divorce in Singapore – some quick lessons

Firstly the Syariah court comes under the MFLA - and specifically section 56A gives it complete authority (except by appeal to the president). This wasn't always the case but after the 9/11 arrests here the government 'may' have given this up as a way of swinging the vote back (purely my personal belief - I'm happy to be corrected on this). I mention this because some people still mistakenly believe that the High Court can over ride a bad Syariah court judgement - it cannot and you know the chances of an appeal to the president!

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WHY ARE MALAYS SPECIAL IN SINGAPORE?

Singapore’s constitution was written after Singapore was thrown out by Malaysia in 1965 and Malays who decided to stay on after the separation felt vulnerable. Article 152 is the pillar in the constitution to recognize Malays as the indigenous people and that the Government of the day has to protect their rights. Several interest groups and individuals – the recent one by NMP Viswa Sadasivan – attempted to challenge and question the need for Article 152 in today’s context to achieve equality for all races.

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Malays have Special Parking Rights?

On the afternoon of 10 January 2014 between 1.15pm- 1.30pm, I parked my car at Geylang road between Lorong 30 to 32, and left my car to run some quick errands. When I returned, I received a summon ticket for parking along a double yellow line. I am aware that it is an offence to park along a double yellow line, and I accept that I will have to pay for the parking offence.

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Mufti Resigns over Leaked Sex Tapes

Mufti has resigned over a sex-tape scandal. The Mufi admitted that the man in a white tank top (sans mufti hat) on the grainy black-and-white video enjoying the company of a young woman is in fact him

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