31 Oct '13, 10pm

Wearing the hijab could be "problematic" for workplaces that require uniforms, says Minister Yaacob

Wearing the hijab could be "problematic" for workplaces that require uniforms, says Minister Yaacob

SINGAPORE — Wearing a Muslim headscarf at the workplace would be “very problematic” for some professions that require their staff to be in uniform, said Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Yaacob Ibrahim yesterday. Weighing in on the issue for the first time since a debate began in September, Dr Yaacob said in a note on his Facebook page that many employers here have exercised flexibility on the practice. However, he pointed out that police officers and Singapore Armed Forces servicemen are not allowed to wear or display religious symbols on their uniforms or faces. “Nor do we allow Muslim police women officers to wear the hijab on duty,” Dr Yaacob, who is also Minister for Communications and Information, wrote. “But when they are out of uniform, they are free to wear the hijab, as indeed many do going to and from work.” He added: “Muslim women enjoy many freedoms in Sing...

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