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By Jiyoung Song

Singapore is understood for its striking monetary good fortune whereas its strict legislation on freedom of speech, medications, vandalism, homosexuality and public protest were legitimised within the identify of preserving public order, racial concord and inner safety 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 legitimate place on human rights has very sincerely confirmed that nationwide protection and public order are prioritized over the complete realisation of human rights, inside Article 29 of the 1948 common announcement of Human Rights.?

Singapore’s tricky stance on human rights, even if, doesn't negate the lengthy and chronic lifestyles of a human rights society that exists nearly unknown to the area. the point of interest 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 innovations, well known activists and their untold tales in the course of Singapore’s first 50 years of independence.?

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