Report by Singapore digital media Today Online @ https://www.todayonline.com/world/protesters-gather-bukit-aman-pemantau-march-parliament
Singapore is very interested and concerned about the evangelism issue.
Its City Harvest Church criminal court case was consistently front page headlines in the island’s newspapers whereas Malaysian media were (Malay language) disinterested or (English language) chose to deliberately downplay the scandal.
Singapore on the alert
The late Lee Kuan Yew, a Buddhist, feared the proselytization of Singapore Malays by the aggressive evangelists.
Minister Mentor Lee said he saw the decline of religious tolerance in his country, especially with the “Go out and convert the Muslims” attitude of the evangelists — watch video clip below.
Meanwhile in Malaysia
Imagine, our neighbouring country is reporting this while not a peep – as yet – in Malaysia (ter)Kini.
Wonder when the Portal of Love will cover this story, if at all.
Update: Malaysiakini eventually uploaded its story at 10.49am here. I had blogged this post at 10.31am. Most of the other media reported hours earlier.
But my point remains — Singapore media is more interested in the evangelist angle because their government is more vigilant. After all, no less than founding father Lee Kuan Yew had warned against the danger of the widespread evangelism movement in Singapore.
UPDATE: The failed Umno-linked protesters have dispersed.
If Umno is not up to the job, Muslims will have to look to PAS.