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Be watchful of risks in religiosity: Shanmugam

Published on Jul 14, 2014 8:37 AM

Religiosity is growing worldwide and Singapore is no exception, so people here need to be watchful of the risks and external influences, said Law Minister K. Shanmugam.

He was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of an iftar, or breaking of Muslims' fast, in Yishun yesterday.

About 3,000 residents of different racial and cultural backgrounds from Nee Soon GRC gathered to celebrate Ramadan, the Muslim fasting month.

Without referring to any specific incident here, Mr Shanmugam said increasing religiosity is a "worldwide trend", and warned that a minority in any religion could "twist it (the religion) and try and use the increasing religiosity to their own narrow ends".

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