By Jiyoung Song
Singapore is understood for its outstanding financial good fortune whereas its strict legislation on freedom of speech, medicines, vandalism, homosexuality and public protest were legitimised within the identify of conserving public order, racial concord and inner protection for this luck. Lee Kuan Yew’s ‘Asian values’ are generally mentioned as a key touchstone for debates on universalism and cultural relativism. Singapore’s reliable place on human rights has very truly confirmed that nationwide safety and public order are prioritized over the complete realisation of human rights, inside Article 29 of the 1948 common statement of Human Rights.?
Singapore’s tricky stance on human rights, despite the fact that, doesn't negate the lengthy and protracted lifestyles of a human rights society that exists nearly unknown to the realm. the focal point of this publication is on self sustaining 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 recommendations, renowned 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