Yang Berhormat Ahli Parliament Geylang Serai
Call the Ramadan Bazaar at Geylang Serai by any name, it doesn’t matter. Few will also object if you want to open it to those who want to sell non-halal food.
But do be upfront. Be transparent and please inform the public so as to avoid confusion and creating a controversy. An unnecessary one too, that should be best avoided especially in the month of Ramadan.
Most of us including myself have always thought that the Bazaar which coincides with Ramadan only sell halal food; so try to appreciate how upsetting it could be when we discover otherwise.
To matter matters worse, you seem to be taking the high moral ground and trying to pin the blame on us insinuating that we are against inclusiveness.
We can assure you that we are all for inclusiveness and multiracialism and have no objection to change the nature of the bazaar to include sale of non-halal food.
But don’t do it surreptitiously.
My regrets for speaking so plainly in the month of Ramadan.
Source: Ismail Kassim