09 Mar '11, 2am

Malay-Muslim leaders here said they accepted MM Lee's remarks that he 'stood corrected' on Malay-Muslim integration

Malay-Muslim leaders here said they accepted MM Lee's remarks that he 'stood corrected' on Malay-Muslim integration

Malay-Muslim community leaders said they welcomed remarks by Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew (above), who said he 'stood corrected' on how well-integrated Malay-Muslim Singaporeans were. -- ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI MALAY-MUSLIM community leaders and MPs yesterday welcomed remarks by Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew that he stood corrected on how well-integrated Malay-Muslim Singaporeans are. They felt his clarification assuaged concerns some in the community had over the matter. Madam Moliah Hashim, chief executive officer of self-help group Mendaki, said MM Lee's comments 'restore the confidence of our community and others that Malay-Muslims have indeed done much to integrate'. Said Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Zainul Abidin Rasheed: 'Religion and race have always been delicate issues and require sensitive handling. 'I am happy to see MM's statement. It gives a kin...

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