Tag Archives: religion

AGC APPEAL COULD UP KONG HEE & CHC SENTENCES TO 20 YEARS

The Attorney-General's Chambers' decision to file a criminal reference to the Supreme Court could redefine all future sentences for church and charity leaders in Singapore and see Kong Hee and the other City Harvest Church leaders' sentences increased to up to 20 years, say law experts.

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MIN SHANMUGAM TAKES NUS PROF TO TASK OVER RELIGIOUSLY INSENSITIVE REMARKS

"Dr Khairudin has “encouraged vilification” of the individual who brought the matter into the public eye. Describing Dr Khairudin’s conduct as “wrong and unacceptable”, “He seems to suggest that it is okay for the imam to have said what he said, including that Jews and Christians should be defeated. He assumes that the imam intended to say that, and sees nothing wrong with that. He has jumped into this, without verifying the facts, without checking the context. And supports a position that is quite contrary to the norms, values and laws in Singapore.”

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REGARDLESS OF RACE, LANGUAGE, OR RELIGION ARE JUST WORDS ON THE PLEDGE

PM Lee's revelation that race and religion is a factor in Singapore's next choice of Prime Minister, as well the Elected Presidency being reserved for the Malays this time around because Malays need to be well-represented, have really shaken my believe about Singapore's pledge of unbiasedness towards race or religion. This statement by the PM really stung. Have we been misled all this while, when we say the pledge "regardless of race, language or religion"? PM Lee's statement clearly flies against our very own pledge. If even after 50 years, we still cannot look beyond race and religion, then we have a lot more growing up to do.

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PM LEE: RACE, RELIGION A FACTOR IN SG CHOICE OF PRIME MINISTER

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says that ethnic considerations are still a consideration for Singaporeans when choosing a prime minister. He made these remarks during a wide ranging interview with BBC HARDTalk on Wednesday when Stephen Sackur asked whether Lee felt that Singapore was ready for a non-Chinese PM.

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UBER DRIVER INVITES ME TO VISIT HIS PLACE OF WORSHIP

Is it right that when you take an Uber car, and the driver started to try to persuade you by inviting you to visit his place of worship? I recently took an Uber car, and the driver started talking about his place of worship, and the religion's greatness towards mankind. He even persuaded me to visit his place of worship to experience the greatness in action for myself. Now, i can understand when someone talks highly of his religion, it's a free country, and you can practice any religion you want. But to openly persuade someone to go visit, when i told him nicely I am not interested? Surely that is wrong. While I was not forced to do anything against my will, it really made my journey an uncomfortable one.

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DISGRACED – WHEN POLITICS AND RELIGION CROSS PATHS

How apt a time for Disgraced to be staged as we see the cracks between race and class continue to rip apart by rising nationalism. Written by a Muslim-American, this play's struggles on identity and a sense of belonging can strike a chord or two within the audience.

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EX-CHRISTIAN TURNED ATHEIST: THE ONLY TRUE GOD IN S’PORE IS LKY

I kind of accepted Jesus during my adult working life and attended a local mega Church. I thought I have found a purpose for my life and a place where I truly belong but my joy soon turned into one of disillusion as I felt the real deity behind the Church was LKY Almighty! The National Council of Churches even went as far to proclaim during a Festival of Praise that being disobedient to LKY and his anointed son was tantamount to rebelling against Jesus Himself. At this point, I felt it was too much for me to take and I left Church to join the Humanist Society of Singapore where I have remained since.

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