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DPM Teo lauds Islamic rehabilitation group

Community is dealing with its own issues to contribute to stronger society, he says

Published on Aug 18, 2012 6:00 AM
Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Yaacob Ibrahim (from left), RRG co-chairman Ustaz Haji Ali, DPM Teo Chee Hean and RRG co-chairman Ustaz Mohamed Hasbi breaking fast at Khadijah Mosque yesterday. -- PHOTO: BERITA HARIAN

For almost a decade, the Religious Rehabilitation Group (RRG) has worked to engage those with misconstrued ideology to bring them back into the fold of the Islamic faith.

Since 2003, when it was set up to counsel detained Jemaah Islamiah members, it has held more than 1,600 counselling sessions.

Such efforts, said Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, send a strong signal to others in Singapore that the Muslim community is not only taking charge of its own issues, but also dealing with them to contribute to a stronger society.

"They are taking hold of it, they are making all the efforts to make sure that members of the community remain wedded to the principles we have in Singapore," he said.

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