As Singapore prepares itself to be a smart nation by aggressively increasing its infrastructure to harnesses the power of networks, data and info-comm technologies to improve living, create economic opportunity and build a closer community, we must not forget that a Smart Nation is built not by Government, but by all of us – citizens.
Question is, why are we making halal items non-permissible just because there is no authoritative label on it. Are we Muslims incapable of taking ownership and deciding for ourselves what is halal and what is not?
The argument made by the Government for this exemption clause, is that a complete ban may drive such activities underground, and “exacerbate the associated law and order and social concerns”.
Riders do not need drivers licence, vehicle licence, or even a motor vehicle insurance. There is technically no minimum age either.