On the 30th October 2017, the Ministry of Home Affairs released the following press release:
Foreign Preachers Ismail Menk and Haslin bin Baharim Not Allowed to Enter Singapore
1.The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), in consultation with the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS), Singapore Tourism Board and Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, will not allow two foreign preachers, Ismail Menk and Haslin bin Baharim, to enter Singapore. It has come to the Government's knowledge that they have been engaged to preach on a religious-themed cruise departing and ending in Singapore from 25th to 29th November 2017.
2.Ismail Menk and Haslin bin Baharim had previously had their Miscellaneous Work Pass applications to preach in Singapore rejected. They will not be allowed to get around the ban by preaching instead on cruise ships which operate to and from Singapore. Ismail Menk has been known to preach segregationist and divisive teachings. F…