SDP's Alternatives: Malay Community
23 January 2011
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said last night that Singaporeans were not allowed to cast their government in a bad light.
The former prime minister was responding to Singapore Berita Harian readers who were reportedly unhappy with him for claiming that Singaporean Malays were marginalised.
"They have freedom of speech in Singapore where you can say what you like, so long as it is approving of the government,” Dr Mahathir told reporters after launching the movement Viva Palestina Malaysia here today.
27 January 2010
In the recent interview
Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew gave to the National Geographic Magazine
he revealed his religious affiliation: "Most Chinese here are Buddhists
or Taoists...I am one of them." No quarrel with that.
But what has raised eyebrows and caused disquiet, especially among our Malay Muslims, are two statements that Mr Lee that were reckless, outrageous and utterly devoid of any sense.
The first was the insinuation that the Malays are self-centred and selfish. Mr Lee had said, "Well, we make them say the national pledge and sing the national anthem but suppose we have a famine, will your Malay neighbour give you the last few grains of rice or will she share it with her family or fellow Muslim or vice versa?”
Why won't the Malay share his food, either with his neighbour or with a fellow Muslim, during a famine? Does Mr Lee have a special insight as to how Malays will behave in a crisis?
17 August 2004
Salbiah Ahmad Islam Hadhari is rather a hit in the island republic of Singapore. The There appears to be no distinction in the reporting between the two
4 August 2004
Straits Times (ST) has followed the lead of the New Straits Times (NST) in extolling the triumph of progressive Islam. In the process, the 2004 general election has been simply whittled down as a battle between Umno Islam and PAS Islam.
newspapers on this. NST however, in a post election editorial, raised a
speculation of PAS resorting to militancy in a bitter harvest. That
journalistic licence is apparently not founded on historical facts.
Islam Hadhari is rather a hit in the island republic of Singapore. The
There appears to be no distinction in the reporting between the two
15 February 2003
This issue of the wearing of the tudung and the banning of the schoolgirls is a complex one - and one that is highly emotional. There has been a lot of heat generated in this controversy. This afternoon I want to shed more light on this matter and in order to do this I need to use reason, not emotion; logic, not rhetoric.
I see two outcomes to the present situation: One, the Muslim girls are banned from school for an extended period, maybe even indefinitely. Two, the parents give in and send their children to school without the tudung. In either scenario the PAP Government gets its way. In either scenario would the Muslim community become any happier? More importantly, would this problem be resolved? Or would it just cause the Malay community to be even more resentful.