The authoritarian regimes gas been causing obstacles to impede international jurisprudence of human rights. First of all, in the aftermath of the 1990s' Asian Values claim, which mentioned filial piety and loyalty as a core idea formed by Confucian tradition. The Confucian traditional values in the claim seem impede to think of human rights. Then, the advocate of collective wellbeing followed a harmonious society, which is originally seen as the ultimate goal in Confucianism, had been used to defend the authoritarian regime from the international intervention. A harmonious society had been demonstrated as an orientation to maintain a social values of a political stability by the CCP 4th leaders, Hu Jintao.10 Hence, owing to the transformation of Confucian thinking as a political use, and human rights abuses, reported by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, the question whether there are human rights perspectives within Confucianism becomes a heated
“Sandcastle”, a film written and directed by local filmmaker, Boo Junfeng, deals with themes of national history and identity in Singapore. The film expresses the director’s stance on nation-building in Singapore, and how the past of a country affects its present; it also depicts how ideology propagates in Singapore and influences the identity of its people. As what then-Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew said, “(Singaporeans) are pragmatists. We don’t stick to any ideology” (Lee, 2007). The Singapore government has evolved through the years, with a shift in ideology from economic pragmatism, to a communitarian ideology that emphasizes responsibility of the citizens (Kho & Weninger, 2014).
After separating with Malaysia in 1965, the main priority was to ensure that Singapore and her economy would be viable and thus, there was seemingly no immediate need for citizens to learn about the nation’s past. However, as Singapore started to develop rapidly, our leaders feared that our citizens would lose track of what it meant to be a Singaporean. Hence, as a countermeasure, National Education was introduced in May 1997. From that point on, Singapore has been using history to fulfil its National Education objectives. These objectives include building a sense of identity, ensuring the Singapore story and the difficulties she faced are known and to impart important core values to citizens and the future generation.
Although, economic growth and development are closely intertwined, the economic growth is but a step in the direction towards development – one of prime significance, indeed a precondition to it, but by no means can it be conceptualized as development itself. For a country to be generally recognized as a developed one, it also needs to be able to provide its citizens with as fair as it is possible a distribution of basic resources and social amenities, such as healthcare and education and a clear environment. In this essay I will link between economic growth and human development, focusing in economic growth and it’s necessary for human development, knowing that human development is also an important element and driver to economic growth. I will take China as an example, as it has the largest economy in the world. As of 2016, “it is the world 's second-largest economy by nominal GDP and largest by purchasing power parity (PPP).
Tutorial Paper Essay This paper addresses the topic of self-regulation in the media, and how self-regulation work in the context of the media and communication industry in Singapore. By definition, self-regulation is a “joint endeavour by media professionals to set up voluntary editorial guidelines and abide by them in a learning process open to the public. By doing so, the independent media accept their share of responsibility for the quality of public discourse in the nation, while fully preserving their editorial autonomy in shaping it.” (Haraszti, 2008) It is important to note that self-regulation in a Singaporean context is not necessarily the same process of regulation like the west. Singapore is a generally conservative majority – which makes up much of Singapore’s dominant elite. Singaporean media still is, like many other countries, serving its role as a “subset of culture and cultural discourses,” and a medium “where ideas, ideology and ideologies are communicated, circulated and entrenched”.
Outline Title: Sangguniang Kabataan Should Not be Abolished Thesis Statement: We should not ban the SK because young leaders can participate in government affairs and they are vital for nation-building. Problem: Should we abolish Sangguniang Kabataan? 1. Introduction 1.1. Definition of Sangguniang Kabataan 2.
The Singapore Story is the history of Singapore written by Singapore’s first Prime Minister, Mr Lee Kuan Yew, as a narrative based on historical facts and evidence. The main purpose of the book was to instil national consciousness in individualistic Singaporean youths by narrating countless obstacles that Singapore had to overcome to achieve its current global status. However, its historical objectivity is disputable since it is written from the Singaporean viewpoint and may be biased towards the Singaporean government. In his statement regarding the Singapore Story, Mr Lee Hsien Loong raised two main conceptual issues based on two aspects of the nature of history. Firstly, is the Singapore Story inclusive of all facts?
On 9th August 1965, Singapore experienced a traumatic separation from Malaysia, gaining unwanted independence.1 After losing its hinterland, survival received top priority and policies yielding tangible structures, such as defence, economic growth and housing, were important tools employed by the government to build a Singaporean nation. Nation-building refers to the efforts of forging and establishing a common experience and shared values amongst the people so as to nurture and form a unique national identity, prompting them to see themselves as one united people with a sense of belonging to the nation. The significance of those nation-building efforts do not, however, diminish over time. These policies continue to exert their influence and prominence till today in fulfilling their mission of nation-building. Thus, I disagree with the statement and I believe that their significance remains strong and does not hinder nation-building efforts.
Telecommunication improves people�s life many ways such as in health, news broadcasting, economy etc. In the aspect of economy, telecommunication plays a vital role in its development. The pros and cons of telecommunication as a catalyst for economic development is too many to be mentioned, relating to Nigeria being a developing country, improving the telecommunication sector will go along way the development of its economy.
This is because it ensures equality in the environmental context which in turn leads to sustainable development. It also makes the economy of the country healthier, thus creating more jobs, business opportunities, etc. when the country is economically stable then it can also take care of the welfare of its people and also help in providing them proper education and sanitation facilities for the present as well as the future generations. INTEGRATED DISSICION MAKING This element recognizes the need to make decisions while take both the environment and the economic conditions into consideration. While doing so we may find that a lot of them are conflicting with one another but they should be dealt with open mindedness and a solution should be found for this.