By Jiyoung Song
Singapore is understood for its outstanding fiscal luck whereas its strict legislation on freedom of speech, medicines, vandalism, homosexuality and public protest were legitimised within the identify of protecting public order, racial concord and inner safety 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 sincerely validated that nationwide defense and public order are prioritized over the entire realisation of human rights, inside of 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 chronic life of a human rights society that exists nearly unknown to the realm. the point of interest of this ebook is on autonomous activists and writers, documenting this practice in Singapore society that has a legacy of shielding common values of person human rights. It uncovers their discourses, major contentions, campaigns, survival techniques, 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