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PAP's Malay MPs donate $15,000 to three student societies

Published on Jul 15, 2014 9:22 PM
Dr Yaacob Ibrahim (centre, in white) the Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs, presenting a cheque for $15,000 to NTUMS president Khairul Anwar Ahmad Basha. Together with them are (from left) PAP MP Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, NUSMS president Muhammad Faiz Rosli, PAP MPs Intan Azura Mokhtar and Halimah Yacob, CMYK president Hairolnizam Sami'on and PAP MP Masagos Zulkifli. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

SINGAPORE - Malay MPs from the People's Action Party donated $15,000 today to three student bodies to fund programmes that give back to the community.

Their donation - a yearly Ramadan tradition - will go to the National University of Singapore Muslim Society (NUSMS), the Nanyang Technological University Muslim Society (NTUMS), and the Creative Muslim Youth Kakis (CMYK), a Muslim society for students and graduates from Singapore's two arts institutions: Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and Lasalle College of the Arts.

Last year, the money went to non-profit organisation Club Heal, which helps people with mental illness re-integrate into society.

In his opening speech this evening, Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, said student bodies in tertiary institutions run many programmes that go beyond the classroom to benefit the wider community. This, he said, is "part and parcel" of Singapore's education system.

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