Tag Archives: Straits Times 24 Nov 2014

ANTI-IMMIGRATION CALLS IN EUROPE SPAN POLITICAL SPECTRUM

"I accept that not all Muslims are terrorists, but it is also true that most terrorists are Muslims," quipped Mr Geert Wilders, the populist politician who founded the anti-immigrant Party for Freedom in the Netherlands. "More and more veils, and more and more burqas: This is a military occupation," said Ms Marine Le Pen, the leader of France's National Front, now easily the single most popular politician.

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ALL SINGAPORE STUDENTS SHOULD LEARN MALAY LANGUAGE

With Malay being a common language used by our neighbours such as Malaysia and Indonesia, and with many Singaporeans travelling to these countries for short trips, perhaps it would be useful to offer lessons in conversational Malay to students. In my school, everyone had to learn conversational Malay for two years. During that time, we had the chance to taste Malay cuisine and experience eating using our hands.

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