In a respond to the Malaysian former Law Minister, Singapore Minister for Muslim Affairs, Yaacob Ibrahim, said that Malays in Singapore are having a good life and that their quality of life has improved “tremendously”, compared to 50 years ago:
“The quality of life for the Malay-Muslim community in Singapore has “improved tremendously” compared to 50 years ago.
Malays are now homeowners, we have a better educated population, wealth has been increasing in the Malay-Muslim community and we collected more ‘zakat’ last year compared to previous years.
By and large, the state of affairs of the Malay-Muslim community here is quite good.”
The former Law Minister of Malaysia, Zaid Ibrahim, previously said that he admire the Malays in Singapore and couldn’t wait for Malays in Malaysia to be like Singaporean Malays, reaping the benefits of an advanced economy and continually developing themselves.
Do you Minister Yaacob is telling the truth or merely “saying the right thing”?