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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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S’PORE PRINTER OF THE ECONOMIST REFUSED TO PRINT PROPHET MOHAMMED CARTOON

Speaking on the sidelines of the JFDI.Asia Demo Day, Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Yaacob Ibrahim revealed that the local printer of international magazine The Economist refused to reproduce a page with the latest cover of the Charlie Hebdo magazine depicting the Prophet Mohammed. He said that the circulation of the offensive cartoons will not be allowed in Singapore and reiterated his belief that "there's no such thing as freedom of expression without limits" and that Singaporeans have the right to speak freely and also responsibly.

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YALE-NUS PROFESSORS BOW DOWN TO TAN PIN PIN

Yale-NUS backtracks on reassurances to show the film. In a Facebook post last night, director of the documentary, Tan Pin Pin clarified that she has not given permission to any institutions to any screenings in Singapore.

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YALE-NUS GIVES MDA THE MIDDLE FINGER

Despite a national ban in Singapore, Yale-NUS is pressing ahead with its plans to show a film that has been deemed by the Singaporean government as a threat to the country’s security. The banning of the film quickly raised ire amongst Yale professors, including longtime Yale-NUS critics including English professor Jill Campbell and political science lecturer Jim Sleeper, who characterized the ban as a threat to freedom of expression at a college stamped with Yale’s name. The ban, as well as Lewis’ reassurance about the film’s screening at Yale-NUS, comes on the heels of Yale President Peter Salovey’s full-throated defense of free expression during his freshman address in August.

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STARHUB JOINS RIVALS IN MOBILE FEE HIKE

Consumers are resigned, citing the lack of real options. "It is not like I can switch to another telco and get a huge discount; their plans are almost the same," said sales manager Faith Heng, 36, a SingTel subscriber.

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[YOUR LETTERS] TO S’PORE, WITH LOVE: THE UNFORGIVING FATHER & HIS LOST CHILDREN

So who is right and who is wrong? How can this gap in position be bridged? Both sides insist they are right and neither side is willing to back down. The Government is not going to forgive and forget while the exiled are obviously not going to admit any wrongdoing. Now that public attention on this matter is at its strongest, why don't these exiled individuals take the opportunity to reach out to the Government. Rather than tell their side of the story from exile, show Singaporeans your passion to return home and be the one to reach out.

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FRENCH COURT OVERTURNS RULING ORDERING HALAL FOOD IN JAIL

A French court on Tuesday cancelled a November ruling ordering a prison to provide halal meals for Muslim prisoners, in the latest legal battle over an issue that has caused controversy in the secular republic. The issue of halal meat is a controversial topic in the country and has been used as a political football. The leader of the far-right National Front party Marine Le Pen launched a fierce row before the last presidential polls in 2012 by claiming that all meat distributed in the Paris region was halal, or slaughtered according to Islamic law, and that non-Muslim consumers were being misled.

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