By Jiyoung Song
Singapore is understood for its extraordinary monetary good fortune whereas its strict legislation on freedom of speech, medicines, vandalism, homosexuality and public protest were legitimised within the identify of holding public order, racial concord and inner safety for this good fortune. Lee Kuan Yew’s ‘Asian values’ are extensively mentioned as a key touchstone for debates on universalism and cultural relativism. Singapore’s legit place on human rights has very truly proven that nationwide protection and public order are prioritized over the entire realisation of human rights, inside Article 29 of the 1948 common statement of Human Rights.?
Singapore’s difficult stance on human rights, besides the fact that, doesn't negate the lengthy and protracted life of a human rights society that exists virtually unknown to the realm. the focal point of this e-book is on self sustaining activists and writers, documenting this custom in Singapore society that has a legacy of protecting common values of person human rights. It uncovers their discourses, major contentions, campaigns, survival suggestions, admired 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