23 Jul '11, 4pm

President Nathan urges Malay-muslim community to bring down divorce rates

President Nathan urges Malay-muslim community to bring down divorce rates

SINGAPORE: The Malay-Muslim community has been urged to bring down divorce rates through education and counselling. President S R Nathan said this at an event by the Islamic Religious Council, MUIS. MUIS also presented a S$100,000 cheque for the President's Challenge Fund. Six people were also given awards for their service to the community. They received the Jasa Cemerlang Award and Jasa Bakti Award this year for their work with the community. Mohd Ibrahim Mohd Kassim won the Jasa Cemerlang Award for his contributions in counselling couples with marital problems and counselling prison inmates. The other 5 Jasa Bakti Award winners are Tengku Mohamad Fouzy, Shaik Alaudeen Osman, Hamri Hunar, Buzari Kayat and Hussaini Abdullah. Mr Nathan said Malay Muslim organisations have all contributed to improve lives but something needs to be done to bring down divorce rates as it affe...

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