07 Mar '11, 10pm

MM Lee acknowledged that his view that it was harder to integrate Muslims was "out of date"

SINGAPORE - Some two months after his statements - which were contained in the new book Hard Truths to Keep Singapore Going - evoked strong reactions from the Muslim community here, Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew acknowledged yesterday in a press statement that his view that it was harder to integrate Muslims was "out of date". Mr Lee's comments came after the issue of Muslim integration received an airing in Parliament yesterday. Pointing out that Hard Truths was "based on 32 interviews over a period of two years", Mr Lee said: "I made this one comment on the Muslims integrating with other communities probably two or three years ago. Ministers and MPs, both Malay and non-Malay, have since told me that Singapore Malays have indeed made special efforts to integrate with the other communities, especially since 9/11, and that my call is out of date. "I stand corrected. I hope t...

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