19 Aug '11, 8am

Man questions prayer call in McDonald's. #Singapore

Man questions prayer call in McDonald's. #Singapore

A man who raised a question on why a McDonald's outlet was playing prayer calls for Muslims to break fast has been slammed by netizens on Facebook. Alex Chang posted a comment on the McDonald's Facebook fanpage at 9pm on Wednesday, asking: "Why are McDonald's outlets playing the Muslim chant during dinner time in the restaurants?" He was reportedly dining at a McDonald's outlet in Toa Payoh. The Azan, or Muslim prayer call, is played in the evenings to mark the break fast time for Muslims in Singapore. A reader, known only as 'SirAlexFerguson', wrote in to AsiaOne: "Living in Singapore, he should understand different cultural beliefs. Each culture should tolerate each other." Mr Chang, who according to netizens is an employee of SingTel, has subsequently apologised by leaving a comment on the fastfood restaurant's fanpage. In a phone call to AsiaOne, McDonald's clarified t...

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