Singlish is the local vernacular English in Singapore is a much debated and controversial issue in Singapore. On 14 August 1999, the then Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew highlighted the importance of speaking good English, saying that Singaporeans ought to speak good English "so that we can understand the world and the world can understand us". He also noted that Singlish was a "handicap" he did not wish on Singaporeans. Then, in April 2000 the then, Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong launched the first annual Speak Good English Movement (SGEM) campaign in Singapore. This campaign aimed to expand the use of Standard English and discouraged the use of Singlish among Singaporean.
This treaty was created to solve many of the issues that had come to light due to the British occupation of Dutch properties during the Napoleonic Wars and also the issues regarding to the rights to trade that existed for hundreds of years in the Spice Islands. These issues were a treaty that addressed a broad array of issues and did not clearly describe limitations of expansion by either side in the Malay world. The British establishment of Singapore on the Malaya Peninsular in 1819 by sir Stamford Raffles worsen the tension between the two nations, especially as the Dutch claimed that the treaty signed between Raffles and the Sultan of Johore was null and void and that the Sultanate of Johore was under the Dutch sphere of influence. The questions surrounding the fate of Dutch trading rights in British India and formerly Dutch possessions in the area also became the point of dispute between Calcutta & Batavia. Negotiations were made under pressure from British merchants with interests in the Far East in 1820 to elucidate the situation in
1.2.1 Early Suburbanization During the period of 1880-1900, Singapore experienced a substantial increase in trading activity (Edwards, 1990; Turnbull, 1989). Necessary infrastructure including port facilities and communication links were built to support the economy (Edwards, 1990). Without proper social, especially medical facilities, the influx of immigrant workforce who concentrated near the town centre had brought about endemic diseases as a result of overcrowding, malnutrition and poverty (Edwards, 1990), resulting in those who can afford had no choice but to move out of the concerned
The current economic paradigm in Indonesia has been set after the financial crisis 1997-1998 deeply hit the social, political and economic structures of the country. Indonesia was affected by the economic crisis, and consequently many people suffered from that. The IMF and the US stepped in to support the Indonesian economy. The IMF promise to help Indonesia only that it had to adjust its economy according to the Washington Consensus criteria . However the aid from IMF is not enough and economic condition were getting worse.
For the case of Singapore, some information has been deemed to be too sensitive to be made known to the public. Hence, the government has decided to withhold disclosure of said information till a later date, or in some cases never at all. When such information are eventually released to the public, there is often a renewed interest in the Singapore story due to the controversy that these topics tend to spark. An example of this would be the time period right after Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew’s memoirs, “The Singapore Story: Memoirs of Lee Kuan Yew” was published. The volatile nature of history, or its content at least, would help maintain our citizen’s interest in the past affairs of the country, in a way no other subject would be able to replicate
One popular argument would be decolonization was not evitable after the war as British returned Malaya and Singapore as colonizers. However, in “The Syonan Years” (Eunice Thio, 1996), it stated that “although most Singaporeans welcomed British, the younger generation did not have the same respect for the British partly of Japan’s anti-Western propaganda and own wartime experiences.” Thus, British colonization would not last long as they discover obvious differences in post-war Singapore society which shows a rise of anti-colonialization where the locals are preparing to fight for independence and
Introduction Globalization is a process of interaction and integration among people, companies and governments of different nations. It makes the world shrink and is a process driven by international trade and investment aided by the advancement of modern technology. In Singapore, the government places economic progress and prosperity as top priority in all policies. The Singapore government strongly belives that he world economy is crucial to our survival and existence and that globalisation is a pre- requisite for our survival given the constraints of such a small and vulnerable country. Globalization will inevitably bring about negative and positive impacts on any country.
The immigrants from Philippine is increasing by the year. This lead to the security of the Sabah effected when lots of immigrant from Philippine enter Sabah and affect the society and the economy of Sabah. To overcome the issue the Sabah government has undertaken many measures to decrease the enter of immigrants from Philippine. Based on this article I would like to criticize that the immigrant problem should not solve by the Malaysia only itself but also Philippine as well because the rise of immigrants is factored by the instability of government and corruption of Philippine too. This article will help me to collect information on the illegal immigrant issue in Sabah that effect both nations relation.
Privatization policy simply means a gradual shift of responsibility from the managing public sector enterprise towards the private sector. It has been playing vital roles to help meeting targets of national development plans in Malaysia. Former Prime Minister, Tun Mahathir Mohamad announced government commitment to privatization in March 1983, 2 years after he became Forth Prime Minister of Malaysia. Privatization was an approach of government in bringing Malaysia as a united nation with balanced development to support roles of private sector in increasing the economic development of the country. The current policy of Malaysia running that time was New Economic Policy (NEP), with the objective to eradicate poverty of irrespective race through
Thus, I disagree with the statement and I believe that their significance remains strong and does not hinder nation-building efforts. Undeniably, critics may argue that National Service (NS), the major pillar of Singapore 's defence system, actually discriminates against the Malays, which hampers nation-building. Against the backdrop of the 1964 racial riots as well as the traumatic separation from Malaysia, there was a strong distrust of the Malays.2 This was reflected in the implementation of defence policy. When Singapore inherited the battalions, Malay soldiers were transferred out from combat positions, while career progression was stalled.3 The past continues to