yaacob ibrahim

IMPOSSIBLE FOR GOVT TO VET ALL READING MATERIALS

So the government admitted that it is not possible for the authorities to go through ad vet every reading material they purchase before making them available for loan at the Libraries. This come in the wake of the concerns over copies of the Malay-language series - Agama, Tamadun Dan Arkeologi (Religion, Civilisation And Archaeology) - which were available in libraries since 2013, and placed in the junior non-fiction section.

The series of books apparently depicted Jews in a negative light and seemed to legitimize the use of violence in the name of Islam. But Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim said that the authorities will learn from this episode, The books have since been removed, and Min Yaacob also stated that the NLB had done their due diligence and its very best in this episode. The nature of the books only came to light this year after a twiter user shard photos of them over the weekend.

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YAACOB IBRAHIM RULES HIMSELF OUT OF PRESIDENTIAL RACE

Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim has announced that he will not be running for president. He also had tips for upcoming presidential candidates. "Whoever is willing to step forward to take on the job must continue to carry the ethos of multiracialism, which is important," Dr Yaacob said. "He or she must continue to do their best to rally all Singaporeans, not just the Malay community."

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EMBARRASSED GOVT REMOVES SYONAN SIGN OVERNIGHT

Following a storm of outrage from Singaporeans of all walks of life over the naming of a war commemoration gallery, the government appears to have backtracked on its initial mistake. Workers were seen working from about 9PM to remove the much contested sign, "Syonan Gallery", which had cast a pall over the newly opened Old Ford Factory museum, a popular site that showcased historical artifacts from the Japanese invasion of Singapore and Southeast Asia.

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YAACOB IBRAHIM RULES HIMSELF OUT OF PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

PAP Minister Yaacob Ibrahim has excluded himself from the upcoming presidential election which is reserved for Malay candidates only. In an interview with Berita Minggu published yesterday, the current cabinet minister for Communications and Information said he prefers to do policy work and would not run.

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YAACOB IBRAHIM: S'POREANS MUST BE ALERT TO THOSE WHO SUPPORT TERRORIST IDEOLOGY

I am dismayed by the recent arrests of the self-radicalised Singaporeans. This comes in the midst of terrorist attacks around the world, which have caused the loss of so many innocent lives. We must remain vigilant as the war against terrorism is an ongoing global battle, and must not hesitate to condemn terrorist groups that employ violence in the name of Islam. At the same time, we must be alert to those who seemingly show support for terrorism, in whatever form. Ultimately, we should never give credence to the entire terrorist ideology.

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TRS BAN SHOWS MDA HAS SCARY UNLIMITED POWERS

Till now, MDA has not provided Singaporeans with a proper explanation for banning The Real Singapore (TRS). Yaacob Ibrahim claims that they have all the evidence but he still hasn’t revealed this evidence to Singaporeans. Unfortunately for Singaporeans, MDA is not required by law to even do something as simple as that.

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YAACOB IBRAHIM: LEE KUAN YEW IN STABLE CONDITION

In an update posted on Facebook, Dr Yaacob said "I understand that many people are concerned and anxious about Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s condition. I have been informed that he is stable and that the doctors are monitoring him closely. In the meantime, let us continue to give him our well wishes and keep him in our prayers."

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YAACOB IBRAHIM'S LATEST FACEBOOK UPDATE SKIRTS THE ISSUE OF HAJJ QUOTA INCREASE

In a Facebook post on Friday evening, Minister for Muslim Affairs Yaacob Ibrahim said that he had met with Saudi Arabia's Hajj Minister, Dr Bandar Bin Mohamed Al-Hajjar, on Thursday to discuss arrangements for the upcoming pilgrimage in September. Readers who had seen Yaacob's post, however, were left confused on whether there would any increase in the Hajj quota this year as he did not mention whether Dr Bandar had agreed to any increase in the Hajj quota.

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