Representatives of religious groups – A unique Singaporean phenomenon

Askmelah’s Note: while this topic may not exactly fit into my “Dirty Politics” topic, I thought the practice of pulling the representatives of all religions to demonstrate religious harmony is very weird even in the eyes of a local guy like me. I also wonder are these guys paid for performing such services when “summoned” by the authority?

Representatives of the 10 major religions in Singapore, namely Buddhism, Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Taoism, Jainism, Catholicism and Christianity, Islam, Sikhism, and Bahaism, led all at the stadium to observe one minute of silence to pray for world peace. (Photo by Pua Poo Toong)Representatives of the 10 major religions in Singapore, namely Buddhism, Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Taoism, Jainism, Catholicism and Christianity, Islam, Sikhism, and Bahaism, led all at the stadium to observe one minute of silence to pray for world peace. (Photo by Pua Poo Toong)

Representatives of the 10 major religions in Singapore, namely Buddhism, Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Taoism, Jainism, Catholicism and Christianity, Islam, Sikhism, and Bahaism, led all at the stadium to observe one minute of silence to pray for world peace. (Photo by Pua Poo Toong)

Town council gets a ticking off over case of maid’s body found in water tank

Source: Adapted from an article on the ST, 22 May 2011

Representatives (above) of religious groups conducting prayers over the water tanks at Block 686B in Woodlands Drive 75 yesterday. Despite the water supply being cut off after the discovery of the body in the tank (top right) last Monday, many residents said they consumed the residual water till as late as 5pm.

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