29 Aug '11, 12pm

Dr Yaacob urges Malay-Muslim community to be prepared for \\"dark clouds\\"

SINGAPORE: Muslims will celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri on Tuesday, on the first day of the month of Syawal. The Mufti of Singapore, Dr Mohamed Fatris Bakaram made the announcement on Monday. Meanwhile, the Minister-in-Charge of Muslim Affairs, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, has urged the Malay-Muslim community to be prepared for dark clouds which are gathering. In his traditional Hari Raya message to the community, he said Hari Raya is being welcomed in Singapore amid an economic climate that is still relatively bright compared to many other nations. But, he said when dark clouds gather, previous experiences show the need to exercise diligence in three areas - children's education, employability and family finances. Dr Yaacob said: "First, we must continue to invest in our young as they are our future. Education develops minds and at the same time, opens doors for better employment an...

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