More than 50 non-Muslim MPs and grassroot activits joined their Muslim residents in fasting last weekend.
We felt that this was a great initiative and very different from in the past where Ministers were only invited for the Iftars (i.e. dinner, break fast session).
Not this time around
“”I was told to get up at 4.30 to prepare breakfast. So last night, I didn’t sleep well. I got up at 3.30”
“.So I said 3.30, okay lah. So I go down at 3.30. I ate my breakfast and I have not eaten since 3.30.”
– Min Khaw
Muslims will know exactly what Mr Khaw is saying, how can we forget the times when our parents force us to get up in the mornings to eat breakfast just so we could perform our religious obligation with sufficient energy throughout the day.
For the Men, How can we forget the Ramadans when we were serving National Service. Staying in-camp, doing push-ups, sit-ups and taking the 2.4km runs. Thinking about the hours we spent practicing foot drills for the upcoming National Day parade is enough to make us thirsty…again.
Mr Khaw (and all those who tried to fast). Your efforts were courageous and remarkable. Despite the hunger and the thirst, all of you managed a huge smile at the end of the day.
Thank you for championing the true essence of the Singapore spirit in a multi-cultural society.