By Jiyoung Song
Singapore is understood for its extraordinary financial good fortune whereas its strict legislation on freedom of speech, medicinal drugs, vandalism, homosexuality and public protest were legitimised within the identify of protecting public order, racial concord and inner defense 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 reliable place on human rights has very essentially confirmed that nationwide protection and public order are prioritized over the complete realisation of human rights, inside Article 29 of the 1948 common announcement of Human Rights.?
Singapore’s tricky stance on human rights, even though, doesn't negate the lengthy and chronic lifestyles of a human rights society that exists nearly unknown to the realm. the point of interest of this ebook is on self reliant activists and writers, documenting this practice in Singapore society that has a legacy of protecting common values of person human rights. It uncovers their discourses, major contentions, campaigns, survival techniques, famous activists and their untold tales in the course of Singapore’s first 50 years of independence.?
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A History of Human Rights Society in Singapore: 1965-2015 (Politics in Asia) by Jiyoung Song