Mosque apologises for “inappropriate” dance segment at CNY celebration held at its premises

Mosque apologises for “inappropriate” dance segment at CNY celebration held at its premises

The Independent·2018-03-01 11:10

Masjid Yusof Ishak apologised for an “inappropriate” dance demonstration during the Chinese New Year celebrations held at the mosque premises on Saturday (24 Feb).

The apology, posted on the mosque’s Facebook page, came after the event drew flak from some netizens who questioned why such an event was held in a mosque, instead of another venue like a Community Centre.

Staff at Masjid Yusof Ishak have since clarified that the event was held in the mosque’s basement carpark. They added that the event was organised in collaboration with grassroots partners and was “aimed at strengthening cultural ties amongst our various races.”

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