What a report!
February 3, 2011, 1:39 am
Filed under: By Rachel Zeng, Singapore

The following is an article by Leong Wee Keat from Today.

SINGAPORE – The Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) said yesterday it has received court papers from a man alleging discriminatory policies against Muslims and Malays here.

The summons was filed by lawyer M Ravi on behalf of Mr Mohammed Alias Abdullah, 38.

It came a day after Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong laid out on Sunday the Government’s position on the state of integration between Muslims and other communities here.

Mr Lee had said Muslims here have done a great deal to strengthen harmony and social integration in the country and that his perspectives of the community differed from those expressed by Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew in the book “Hard truths to keep Singapore going”.

Notwithstanding the Government’s stance, Mr Mohammed, who is a paralegal in Mr Ravi’s firm, named the AGC – the Government’s lawyer in civil matters – and the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis) as respondents in his summons.

Mr Mohammed told reporters on Monday that he acted after reading an excerpt from the book and cited the Maintenance of Religious Harmony Act.

When contacted, an AGC spokesperson said: “The matter is receiving attention.”

Mr Ravi, who had represented British author Alan Shadrake in a high profile contempt of court case, had also attempted legal action against the Government – which was subsequently thrown out by the High Court – over police guidelines for last month’s Thaipusam festival.

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Now I wonder why, instead of focussing on what was written by Lee Kuan Yew in his latest book Hard Truths, the writer focusses on reporting about what Lee Hsien Loong said. So what if the son’s public opinions differs from his father?

Comeon man, tell the public what was said and why the summons was filed, instead of going off the point!


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Lee Kuan Yew’s used by date was up years ago. Give it up old man and enjoy your old age instead of trying to be a hinderance to the advancement of modern Singapore. You were once a great statesman but those days have long gone.

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