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Muslims can work in IR

They should not rule out working in the upcoming integrated resorts where there are jobs, as long as it is not in the gaming sections. -ST

Sun, Jan 11, 2009
The Straits Times

By Goh Chin Lian

MUSLIMS here should not rule out working in the upcoming integrated resorts where there are jobs, as long as it is not in their gaming sections, said Minister Yaacob Ibrahim on Sunday.

This issue has been discussed extensively with the Mufti, the highest Islamic authority here, and other religious leaders, he added.

'We are very clear. Just exclude ourselves from the gaming part. The rest you can work. It shouldn't be a problem,' said Dr Yaacob, Minister in charge of Muslim Affairs, at a dialogue with Punggol East residents and grassroots volunteers.


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