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WATCH: MCI Singapore Hari Raya Video Goes Viral On Social Media


WATCH: MCI Singapore Hari Raya Video Goes Viral On Social Media: The Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) of Singapore Hari Raya Video is presently trending all over the internet. After watching extreme criticism and online backlashes the Singapore government took down the video. As per the latest report, The MCI stated it has deleted or taken down a Hari Raya video in order to “avoid controversy and argument” at the time of the festival period following online backlash that the video stereotypes the Malay community and hurts their sentiments. After watching the criticism, MCI responded to queries from CNA on Sunday, 1st May 2022, a spokesperson stated that the ministry noted the public feedback regarding the video titled Messages for Syawal. Follow More Update On GetIndiaNews.com

MCI Singapore Hari Raya Video

MCI Singapore Hari Raya Video

It is in Malay along with English subtitles. The ministry stated that “At its heart, the video was about the voyage of a family of resilience in facing challenging circumstances, and how mutual support and motivation could nurture the process. We understand that the takeaways from any creative work are subjective. While most Muslim/Malay watchers, including the several who watched it before the release, perceived the story to be very heart touching, some expressed reservations.”

MCI further added that the Hari Raya festive period “should foremost be an occasion to commemorate what binds us together as communities. In order to avoid argument and controversy at such a time, we decided to withdraw the video.” However, the MCI did not say when the video was posted and deleted, or how many people had watched it.

Messages For Syawal Video

The 2½-minute video, which was uploaded on many Gov.sg social media channels ahead of Hari Raya Puasa, which falls on Tuesday, 3rd May 2022. The video featured a Malay family living in financial difficulties. It was also posted on the Our Tampines Hub Facebook page on 28th April 2022 where it was explained as “an inspiring story based on the theme of social mobility and embedded on poetic and familiar Malay proverbs.”

The video description stated: “The message is about aiding tenants progress on to homeownership, education support (Uplift) and the importance of dual-earning households while weaving in values like determination and resilience.” In the video, the role of the father is played by veteran actor Johan Jaafar who works as a mover and his wife is a housemaker. His young son, Syawal is too embarrassed to invite his pals to the rental flat of the family.

The son later skips the school in order to distribute fliers and earn extra money. When his parents get to know about it, his mother decides to come back to work and his father takes a new job. The video also features many government schemes, including the Uplift scheme to aid students from lower-earning backgrounds, stay in school, and grants to aid rental flat tenants purchasing a Housing Board flat.

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Pallavi Ghosh has covered politics and Parliament for 15 years, and has reported extensively on Congress, UPA-I and UPA-II, and has now included the Finance Ministry and Niti Aayog in her reportage. She tweets at @alishach03


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