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.

One Response to “Resurgence of Islam”

  1. 1 q

    Is it legal in Singapore to talk about such sensitive things like other people’s religion?

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