By Jiyoung Song
Singapore is understood for its extraordinary financial luck whereas its strict legislation on freedom of speech, medications, vandalism, homosexuality and public protest were legitimised within the identify of keeping public order, racial concord and inner protection for this good fortune. Lee Kuan Yew’s ‘Asian values’ are generally mentioned as a key touchstone for debates on universalism and cultural relativism. Singapore’s reputable place on human rights has very sincerely validated that nationwide safeguard and public order are prioritized over the whole realisation of human rights, inside of Article 29 of the 1948 common assertion of Human Rights.?
Singapore’s difficult stance on human rights, even if, doesn't negate the lengthy and chronic lifestyles of a human rights society that exists virtually unknown to the realm. the focal point of this publication is on self sufficient 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 concepts, in demand 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