Malay wedding guests paying respects during Chinese funeral procession is what makes S’pore S’pore
The ties that bind.
For all the talk that the ties that bind us together as one people, one nation, one Singapore can be severed any moment, the gains we’ve made as a tolerant society over many years also deserve some air time.
Well, here’s some:
A Chinese funeral and Malay wedding were seen co-existing in the same shared space within the vicinity of Blk 256 Pasir Ris.
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According to the Jan. 14 post by Maidin Packer, the guests at the wedding stood still to pay their respects as the procession moved along on foot.
Some members of the funeral procession reciprocated by nodding to acknowledge the guests.
The next time you need a real-life example of how far Singapore has come, remember that this is the Singapore you know but don’t read about very often in your textbooks.
For your information, Mohamad Maidin Packer was the People’s Action Party Member of Parliament for Aljunied GRC (1991-1996) and Marine Parade GRC (1997-2006).
He was also the Editor of Berita Harian and Berita Minggu (1987-1988) and his last political appointment was Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Home Affairs.