Resurgence of Islam
Lee Kuan Yew is surprised to encounter Muslims in Malaysia. Straits Times:
MINISTER Mentor Lee Kuan Yew yesterday related an encounter with women clad in black from head to toe in the swimming pool of his hotel in Kelantan to show how a society’s culture changed with rising religiosity. …
Mr Lee visited the Kelantan state capital, Kota Baru, on Sunday. The north-eastern state has been governed by the Islamic-based opposition party, Parti Islam SeMalaysia or PAS, since 1990.
While there, he went swimming in the hotel pool and saw some women clad in black.
‘So I stopped at the pillar and went back, but Dr Ng was bolder. He swam into their midst and they waved at him and said: ‘Oh, you’re from Singapore.’
‘They were clad, I suppose, in specially made swimsuits, showing only their faces, wrapped up to their wrists and ankles,’ he said.
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