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Lessons for social harmony from Christchurch and a cancelled concert

The terror attack on two mosques in Christchurch last month may seem distant, but several members yesterday spoke of how it resonated closer to home during the debate on restricting hate speech to maintain racial and religious harmony in Singapore.

Mr Saktiandi Supaat (Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC) recounted visiting Merdeka Generation resident Zawiah Mohd Tahir, 69, who lost her eldest grandson Tariq Rashid in the attack, and had just returned from New Zealand.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 02, 2019, with the headline 'Lessons for social harmony from Christchurch and a cancelled concert'. Print Edition | Subscribe