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By Jiyoung Song

Singapore is understood for its outstanding financial luck 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 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 reliable place on human rights has very essentially verified that nationwide defense and public order are prioritized over the total realisation of human rights, inside Article 29 of the 1948 common statement of Human Rights.?

Singapore’s tricky stance on human rights, notwithstanding, doesn't negate the lengthy and chronic life of a human rights society that exists virtually unknown to the area. the focal point of this e-book 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 suggestions, in demand activists and their untold tales in the course of Singapore’s first 50 years of independence.?

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