Malay integration: MM stands corrected
MINISTER Mentor Lee Kuan Yew said on Monday he stands corrected on how well-integrated Malay-Muslims are in Singapore.
He issued a statement late last night, referring to comments he made in the new book, Lee Kuan Yew: Hard Truths To Keep Singapore Going, and the reactions that followed.
‘Hard Truths was a book based on 32 hours of interviews over a period of two years,’ he 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have indeed made special efforts to integrate with the other communities, especially since 9/11, and that my call is out of date.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 that this trend will continue in the future.’
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