THE HALIMAH I KNOW

Indian Muslim community remembers her help

(From left) Federation of Indian Muslims members Mohamed Rafeeq and A.R. Mashuthoo, president Mohamed Ghouse and deputy president K.M. Deen at the nomination centre yesterday. Madam Halimah Yacob, with her husband Mohamed Abdullah Alhabshee accompany
Madam Halimah Yacob, with her husband Mohamed Abdullah Alhabshee accompanying her, greeting supporters at the nomination centre yesterday. Many wore orange - the colour she chose for her campaign as it represents unity.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
(From left) Federation of Indian Muslims members Mohamed Rafeeq and A.R. Mashuthoo, president Mohamed Ghouse and deputy president K.M. Deen at the nomination centre yesterday. Madam Halimah Yacob, with her husband Mohamed Abdullah Alhabshee accompany
(From left) Federation of Indian Muslims members Mohamed Rafeeq and A.R. Mashuthoo, president Mohamed Ghouse and deputy president K.M. Deen at the nomination centre yesterday.ST PHOTO: TOH YONG CHUAN

Unionists, former constituents and others were at the People's Association yesterday to lend Madam Halimah Yacob their support. Here are their stories.

Four members of the Federation of Indian Muslims, an umbrella body for Indian Muslim associations, turned up to support Madam Halimah Yacob yesterday morning, saying she had been supportive of the community.

They were federation pre- sident Mohamed Ghouse, deputy president K.M. Deen, and members Mohamed Rafeeq and A.R. Mashuthoo.

Mr Mashuthoo said the federation met Madam Halimah about two weeks ago to endorse her bid for the presidency. "She has our backing," he said.

Mr Mashuthoo, who is also an adviser to the Singapore Tamil Teachers' Union, said Madam Halimah is supportive of the union too.

He recalled that when the union bought a shophouse in Little India in 2010, she personally checked the documentation and legal work to make sure they were properly done.

"She has helped both the union and the Indian Muslim community," he said. "That is why I am here to support her."

Toh Yong Chuan

 

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