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PM Lee thanks Malay community leaders for attending tudung dialogue

Published on Feb 3, 2014 11:11 PM
 
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (in pink) interacting with (from left) Madam Bibi Jan Ayub, Habib Hassan Alatas and Syed Isa Semait during a two-hour dialogue over the Muslim headscarf held at the Old Police Academy, on Jan 25, 2014 . Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has written to thank the Malay-Muslim community leaders and representatives who attended a closed-door dialogue on the Muslim headscarf, or tudung, last month. -- FILE PHOTO: MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has written to thank the Malay-Muslim community leaders and representatives who attended a closed-door dialogue on the Muslim headscarf, or tudung, last month.

In a Facebook post on Monday night, he said that one of the oldest to attend was Ustaz Ibrahim Kassim, an 87-year-old religious leader who went despite not being well.

"Ustaz Ibrahim is a learned and respected religious leader. He teaches at mosques and Malay/Muslim organisations, counsels couples and prisoners, and is active in the Religious Rehabilitation Group. He is also a Hakam (arbitrator) at the Syariah Court," wrote the Prime Minister.

Mr Lee added that "Ustaz's commitment to the community is deeply inspiring" and that he looks forward "to working with him and like-minded community leaders to build an inclusive and harmonious Singapore".

 
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