26 Nov '11, 5pm

Dr Yaacob, we stand up against racism cos we know what's right & wrong, not because of "efforts by the government".

SINGAPORE: Singapore's Minister-in-Charge of Muslim Affairs Dr Yaacob Ibrahim has commended the way the community responded to recent incidents of racist remarks made online. He said the Malay-Muslim community was calm and rational. He noted that even non-Muslims had stepped forward. Dr Yaacob's comments come as three bloggers are being investigated for posting remarks and pictures online deemed to incite racial and religious conflict. "The voices that came out from the Internet were not just Muslim voices, there were also non-Muslims that stepped forward and said 'this is not right. Let us do something about it'. Therefore it reflects the value that they place on the racial and religious harmony that we have in Singapore," said Dr Yaacob. "So I think this is really an indictment of the efforts by the government over many, many years, and more importantly the community org...

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