Singapore places great emphasis on racial and religious harmony in the country, especially with our history of racial riots in the 1960s. Social cohesion as a whole is taken very seriously and the government will not allow for any seditious tendencies such as racist or anti-government comments. If it is seen to upset the social stability of the society, one can be prosecuted under the law. Thus, the term “Out-of-Bounds” (OB) marker was coined to denote what are the issues that are allowed for public discussion in Singapore and what are some that are considered a taboo subject. Yet, to what extent should the government be allowed to restrict and control their people’s discussion?
He did many things that show he was a man of integrity. When Owens was seven years old, he was working to support his family (Teen Ink). In high school he was studying, participating in track, and working the rest of the time for his poor family (Teen Ink). When Owens got to college, he worked three jobs to pay for tuition, studied for school, and practiced and competed in track activities (“Jesse Owens”). Through all of the segregation and financial struggles that Jesse Owens faced, he managed to become one of the fastest runners in history (Teen Ink).
In this assignment, I will discuss the differences and similarity of two leaders from two different countries in South East Asia region. Lee Kuan Yew (Singapore’s leader in 1959-1990) and Suharto (Indonesia’s leader in 1967-1998) , they distinguished based on the corruption under one resemblance in administration periods and economic growth can be explained
Speech is a fundamental right and should be protected. “Think about it. It’s always easier to defend someone’s right to say something with which you agree. But in a free society, you also have a duty to defend speech to which you may strongly object”(mighty constitutional opposites). that is what separates the united states from a fascist country in that they protect all forms of speech.
The three reasons why I should not allowed to speak as they wish on race and religion in public because will offended to someone of any races and affect the economy in Singapore, can lead to violence and increase the chances of riots in Singapore. The first reason is offended to someone of any races and affect the economy in Singapore because when you speak out of any races or religion who are the ones you dislike, it will cause them to be offended and discriminated on their races. Singapore was used to be a multi-racial harmony and because of this speech said by someone who dislikes other races and religion, the bonding between everyone will be broken. When this happens, during wars times, no one will be able to step out together to fight for Singapore and we will be defeated. In addition, our economy in Singapore will also be affected, different races don’t want to work together as one to improve the economy and different companies will break their
Article 19 (1)(a) further announces: "All citizens shall have the right to freedom of speech and expression." Freedom of speech and expression is not only the hallmark of a democracy, it is its very life blood. Innumerable treatises and pamphlets have been written in its praise and defense; many battles have been fought, claiming it as an inalienable human right. Its hymns have been composed by political thinkers from Thomas Jefferson to John Stuart Mill, from Thomas Paine to the Constituent Assembly in India. It is a cherished right of the people, and it is for the people.
Lee Kuan Yew is a prominent figure in Singapore’s history and is credited for the rapid propulsion of Singapore from third world to first world in under 40 years. A man with vision and courage, he recognized Singapore’s strengths and weaknesses and built on them,
As a result of many cultures that Singapore has obtained the country was divided into several ethnic areas such as Kampong Glam, Little India, and Chinatown. People in Singapore have a diverse religion depending on their own backgrounds and beliefs. The religions in Singapore are Buddhist, Christians, Catholics, Muslim, Hindus and some are Atheist/free-thinkers. The country does not have an official religion but they maintain the values of Confucianism. Singapore was known as one of the global food capital because of the delicious food that the country has to offer especially in terms of sea foods.
Gu Bei and Li Hangyun look at each other, greeted mutually, Gu Bei and Li Hangyun, although has heard the opposite party, does not have anything to contact, the first time, because Nie Li has bumped into one. „Can we sit in here?” Ye Xuan and Murong Yu walked, Ye Xuan is pointing by the Xiao Ning Er two vacancies, asked with a smile. Saw Ye Xuan, Xiao Ning Er wrinkled the brow, this Ye Xuan talked with all her the way repeatedly, she has not paid attention, by her intelligence, is impossible not clear Ye Xuan intention, but this Ye Xuan also calculates that the manner had, well-mannered, did not calculate is disrespectful, therefore she did not have any malice to Ye Xuan, but Ye Xuan sat suddenly, she worried that Nie Li will
Singapore Today This year Singapore celebrated their fiftieth anniversary of independence. Since its secession in 1965, Singapore has institutionalised nationalism and shed the bedlam associated with other post-British-colonialist countries in this region to create a systematic and effective society. Be it potable water, transportation, healthcare, low criminal activity or a functional government Singapore has it all. Singapore is especially strong in the sector of banking, finance and law where it is a regional leader. In terms of private banking, asset management and even international arbitration, Singapore has set itself apart from it’s neighbours.