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Bonding Singapore

Understanding that Singapore is a multicultural multiracial society, the challenge remains how do we bind the people to see themselves as one.
by

Symus Say

on 22 June 2013

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MANAGING CHALLENGES
What challenges?
Managing different racial and religious perceptions
Managing External Threats
Examples
Examples
Elaborate
Elaborate
References
Managing different racial and religious perceptions
Managing external threats
Different racial and religious perceptions
External Threats
Lack of understanding = suspicion amongst people
May lead to outbreaks of violence
http://projectsocialstudies.blogspot.sg/2010/08/challenges-managing-perceptions-of.html
Terrorism
External events/people that threaten racial harmony
LAWS
FESTIVALS
Sedition Act -- Subsection 3
Maintenance of Religious Harmony Act
http://www.un.org/esa/population/publications/migration/UN_MigStock_2008.pdf
http://infopedia.nl.sg/articles/SIP_1638_2010-01-31.html
Racial Harmony Day
Thaipusam
Hari Raya Puasa
describes the types of publications that have seditious tendencies
such publications "promote feelings of ill-will and hostility between different races or classes"
provide for the maintenance of religious harmony
Chinese New Year
http://www.mom.gov.sg/employment-practices/community-engagement-at-workplaces/Pages/CelebrateRacialHarmony.aspx
http://www.theholidayspot.com/chinese_new_year/wallpapers/
BONDING SINGAPORE
http://farinakingsley.com/blog/singapore-hari-raya-celebration/
http://tennysonlee.com/2012/02/07/piercing-on-thaipusam-2012/
Maria Hertogh Riots
1964 Racial Riots
http://singaporerebel.blogspot.sg/2005/07/1964-fighting-in-streets-of-singapore.html
http://history-scribe2.blogspot.sg/2011/08/religion-and-riots-maria-hertogh-case.html
http://news.xin.msn.com/en/singapore/article.aspx?cp-documentid=250949930
http://newshopper.sulekha.com/singapore-terrorism-exercise_photo_895865.htm
EDUCATION
Civics and Moral Education
CIP
Community Involvement Programme
"Emphasise the values of respect, responsibility, care and harmony in fostering racial and religious harmony in Singapore."
DEFENCE
5 Pillars of Total Defence
Military Defence
Civil Defence
Economic Defence
Social Defence
Psychological Defence
Anti-Terror Drills
Exercise Northstar
Exercise Times Square
LAWS
EDUCATION
FESTIVALS
DEFENCE
Terror Drills
Prepare citizens/people involved for a real terrorist attack
Showcase anti-terror abilities as a deterrent to potential terrorists
5 Pillars of Social Defence
Deters potential terrorists. Military ensures Singapore's safety in event of an attack.
Singaporeans remaining loyal and united to overcome challenges.
Be on the lookout for suspicious activities at all times
Staying relevant and competitive, and working and saving for a better life.
Racial Harmony -- To ensure a peacful society.
Military
Psychological
Civil
Social
Economic
Gives the government the power to arrest people who harm racial harmony in Singapore
http://www.totaldefence.sg/imindef/mindef_websites/topics/totaldefence/about_td/5_Pillars.html
http://www.totaldefence.sg/imindef/mindef_websites/topics/totaldefence/about_td/5_Pillars/md.html
http://www.totaldefence.sg/imindef/mindef_websites/topics/totaldefence/about_td/5_Pillars/cd.html
http://www.totaldefence.sg/imindef/mindef_websites/topics/totaldefence/about_td/5_Pillars/ed.html
http://www.totaldefence.sg/imindef/mindef_websites/topics/totaldefence/about_td/5_Pillars/sd.html
http://www.totaldefence.sg/imindef/mindef_websites/topics/totaldefence/about_td/5_Pillars/pd.html
Deterrent for would-be offenders
Encourages leaders to watch their words about racial harmony, knowing that one wrong move could be detrimental to their advancement in their career.
CME ingrains the right moral values in students.
Moral Values such as respect for all races
=> aiding social cohesion
CIP allows students to empathise with the less fortunate -- regardless of race, language and religion.
allowing them to understand that race and religion do not impact who a person is, thus breaking down barriers and promoting social cohesion.
During festivals, people are invited to each other's houses.
People understand each other's culture, promoting understanding amongst citizens, thus encouraging social cohesion.
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