Majulah!: 50 Years of Malay/Muslim Community in Singapore by Zainul Abidin Rasheed

Majulah!: 50 Years of Malay/Muslim Community in Singapore

byZainul Abidin Rasheed, Norshahril Saat

Kobo ebook | May 24, 2016

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The Malay/Muslim community, comprising approximately 13% of Singapore's population, is an integral part of modern Singapore's formative years. The community has come a long way and accomplished plenty. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong lauded the community's growth and its efforts in nation-building in the 2015 National Day Rally,

"The Malay/Muslim community is an integral part of Singapore ... and they have contributed significantly to our nation's harmony and progress."

50 Years of Malay/Muslim Community in Singapore highlights the progress, the contributions and the challenges of the community for the past 50 years since Singapore's independence in 1965. While progress is significant, challenges remain an uphill battle towards a comprehensive community development. As the book narrates stories from the past — the successes and the challenges — it is also important for the community to reflect and to look ahead — Majulah!


  • Progressive Malay/Muslim Singaporeans — The Thoughts of Yusof Ishak (Norshahril Saat)
  • Zubir Said — A Symbol of the Malay Identity (Norshahril Saat)
  • Pak Zubir Said and Majulah Singapura — The National Anthem of Singapor (Joe Peters)
  • Yaacob Ibrahim — In Conversation (Zainul Abidin Rasheed and Norshahril Saat)
  • 50 Years on: Singapore's Malay/Muslim Identity (Masagos Zulkifli Masagos Mohamad)
  • National Day Rallies — Tracing the Development of the Malay Community (1990–2015) (Norshahril Saat)
  • The Making of a Malay/Muslim in Singapore: An Analysis of Hari Raya Speeches Delivered by Ministers-in-Charge of Muslim Affairs (Aidi Abdul Rahim)
  • Learning to be a Community of Excellence — Text of Speech by Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Community Development and Sports and Minister-in-Charge of Muslim Affairs, at the Hari Raya Get-Together, Istana, 28 November 2003
  • New Dynamics of Multiracial Singapore as seen in 1995 — Text of Speech by Mr Zainul Abidin Rasheed, Editor, Berita Harian, CEO of MENDAKI and President of the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis) at the People's Association Lecture Series, Saturday 21 January, 1995 at the People's Association Auditorium, Kallang
  • Malay-Muslim Community in the Next Lap (George Yeo)
  • Text of the Speech by K Shanmugam, MP for Sembawang in Parliament, 20 January 2003
  • AMP and the Idea of Collective Leadership (Yang Razali Kassim)
  • The Story of Five Blind Men and an Elephant — The Need for Transformation (Maarof Salleh)
  • Education from 1959 to 2014: The Seeds of the Formation of MENDAKI (Wan Hussin Zoohri)
  • Religious Leadership in Singapore: From Success to Significance of Madrasah Education (Mohammad Hannan Hassan)
  • Science, Technology and the Malay/Muslim Youths (Jackie Yi-Ru Ying)
  • A Vision for Malay Studies (Syed Farid Alatas)
  • Sayang Anakku Sayang (My Beloved Child) (Sharifah Mariam Aljunied)
  • Keeping the Faith While Looking Forward — Shaikh Syed Isa Semait, Mufti of Singapore from 1972 to 2010 (Zakir Hussain)
  • Living as Faithful Muslims in Secular Singapore (Mohammad Alami Musa)
  • Moderate Islam in Singapore — In Conversation with Habib Syed Hassan Al Attas (Zainul Abidin Rasheed and Norshahril Saat)
  • The Religious Rehabilitation Group (RRG): A Community-Government Partnership in Fighting Terrorism (Mohamed Ali)
  • Muslim Institutions with Statutory Powers in Singapore: The Administration of Muslim Law Act (AMLA) (Alfian Yasrif Kuchit)
  • The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS) Journey: Continuing the Pursuit of Excellence — Legacy from the Past (Abdul Razak Hassan Maricar)
  • Genesis of MENDAKI and Milestones (Tuminah Sapawi)
  • The Role of Berita Harian in the Development of the Malay/Muslim Community in Singapore (Mohd Guntor Sadali)
  • Singapore Malay Radio Broadcast Service — An Overview of the Last 50 Years and a Way Forward (Aidi Abdul Rahim)
  • The Role of Malay Media (Zakiah Halim)
  • Singapore Malay Media Industry Shines (Muhd Fuadi Rahmat)
  • Glimpses of 50 Years of Malay TV and Its Future (Aidi Abdul Rahim)
  • From Radio to Television — My Story (Sujimy Mohamad)
  • The Malay Heritage Foundation (Julina Khusaini)
  • Unlocking the Community's Potential through Proper Management of Its Assets and Liabilities (Sani Hamid)
  • The Singapore Malay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SMCCI) — History and Milestones
  • Are the Malays Ready for the New Economy? (Umar Abdul Hamid)
  • Some Thoughts on Globalisation and the Malays: Lessons from the Past (Sher Banu A L Khan)
  • Break New Ground and be the Malay/Muslim Icon (Sumarleki Amjah)
  • Going Global
  • In Search for the Canon of Singapore Malay Poetry: Reflection on Nature, Race, Religion and Love (Hadijah Rahmat)
  • Resisting Cultural Amnesia: Malay Literature of Dignified Presence (Azhar Ibrahim)
  • Selected Poems
  • A Reflection on Singapore Malay Popular Music (1965–2015) (Art Fazil)
  • Visual Art Developments within the Malay Community (Syed Muhd Hafiz Bin Syed Nasir)
  • The Nusantara Ethnic Communities of Singapore — Javanese, Baweanese, Minangs and Banjarese (Aidi Abdul Rahim)
  • The Bugis of Singapore (Sarafian Salleh)
  • The Arabs in Singapore (Al-Wehdah Arab Association of Singapore)
  • A Brief on Singapore Indian Muslims (Raja Mohamad Maiden)
  • Iskandar Jalil
  • Cikgu Muhammad Ariff Ahmad (Mohd Raman Daud)
  • Som Said and Sri Warisan (Marina Yusoff)
  • Our Pioneers

Readership: General public, researchers, politicians and students of social science.

Title:Majulah!: 50 Years of Malay/Muslim Community in SingaporeFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 24, 2016Publisher:World Scientific Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9814759899

ISBN - 13:9789814759892