Muslims to mark start of Ramadan on Jun 6

SINGAPORE - The month of fasting for Ramadan will start on Monday (June 6), the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS) said in a statement today.

Mufti of Singapore, Dr Mohamed Fatris Bakara, wished Muslims in Singapore a blessed Ramadan.

Meanwhile, The Straits Times also reported that the annual tithe to be contributed by Muslims this year is $5.10 or $6.90 per person.

The rate is determined by using the average price of 2.3kg of the grade of rice that is generally consumed by the Muslim community, according to The Straits Times.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong uploaded a video on Facebook of his visit to Geylang Serai for the Hari Raya light-up and bazaar on Sunday evening. He can be seen greeting members of the Muslim community as the Hari Raya light installations coloured the night in the background.

The end of Ramadan, or Hari Raya Puasa, will be celebrated on July 6.

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