By Jiyoung Song
Singapore is understood for its outstanding fiscal luck whereas its strict legislation on freedom of speech, medicinal drugs, vandalism, homosexuality and public protest were legitimised within the identify of retaining public order, racial concord and inner safeguard for this luck. Lee Kuan Yew’s ‘Asian values’ are extensively mentioned as a key touchstone for debates on universalism and cultural relativism. Singapore’s legitimate place on human rights has very essentially verified that nationwide safeguard and public order are prioritized over the total realisation of human rights, inside Article 29 of the 1948 common statement of Human Rights.?
Singapore’s difficult stance on human rights, although, doesn't negate the lengthy and chronic life of a human rights society that exists virtually unknown to the area. the point of interest of this ebook is on self sufficient activists and writers, documenting this custom in Singapore society that has a legacy of shielding common values of person human rights. It uncovers their discourses, major contentions, campaigns, survival thoughts, favorite activists and their untold tales in the course of Singapore’s first 50 years of independence.?
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