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Breaking fast at revamped mosque

The Straits Times | Thursday, Jul 24, 2014

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong joining congregants of the newly upgraded Mujahidin Mosque in Commonwealth for a break fast, or iftar, session yesterday evening.

He was there with (from left) mosque chairman Khairul Jameel Yahya, Captain (Retired) Shamsudin Shadan, former chairman of the Kampong Holland Mosque - and Mr Lee's regimental sergeant major from his officer cadet days - and Minister-in-Charge of Muslim Affairs Yaacob Ibrahim.

Also at the session were Minister for Social and Family Development Chan Chun Sing and Tanjong Pagar GRC MP Chia Shi-Lu.

Before the break fast session, Mr Lee toured the renovated mosque, which can now accommodate 4,500 devotees - a thousand more than before.

The mosque now also plays host to congregants from the Kampong Holland Mosque, which closed at the end of April because of redevelopment plans for the area.

ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI


This article was first published on July 22, 2014.
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