Abdullah Tarmugi reappointed to Presidential Council for Minority Rights

SINGAPORE - Mr Abdullah Tarmugi has been reappointed to the Presidential Council for Minority Rights (PCMR).

According to a government gazette published today, the former Speaker of Parliament was reappointed by President Tony Tan Keng Yam on Jan 10. This decision was made after President Tan agreed with the advice of the Cabinet about Mr Tarmugi's reappointment.

Mr Tarmugi, 70, will serve another three years as a PCMR member until Jan 10, 2018. He has been a PCMR member since Jan 2012.

The former Member of Parliament for East Coast GRC was also the Minister-in-charge of Muslim affairs from 2000 to 2002.

The PCMR's main function is to scrutinise most of the bills passed by Parliament to ensure that they do not discriminate against any racial or religious community.