SINGAPORE - The National Solidarity Party (NSP) has weighed in on the ongoing debate over whether Muslim women should be allowed to don the hijab in professions like nursing, saying it supports the wearing of the headscarf in all workplaces and schools.
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Here is the full statement from NSP:
The National Solidarity Party (NSP) has been following the recent debate on hijab very closely. We appreciate that the Prime Minister has now met the Minister for Muslim Affairs and with other Malay Members of Parliament from his Party on this matter. We also acknowledge that it may take time to decide on this matter, which is of significant importance to the Malay-Muslim community in Singapore.
NSP supports the wearing of hijab in all places of work and study. We agree with Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Muslim Affairs, that constructive dialogue is the best way forward. With local-level inter-faith platforms like the Inter-Racial and Religious Confidence Circles (IRCC) in every constituency, the Government already has the infrastructure to kick-start such constructive dialogues.