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  • In upholding harmony, communities’ responses, not just laws, matter

    By: admintest admintest | May 07, 2018 | Hits: 1218

    In the past year or so, statements by two foreign religious teachers in Singapore sparked discussions on their conduct and the impact on social harmony. The most recent one involved Mr Lou Engle, an American Protestant Christian pastor. During a conference in March, he reportedly told the audience that “Muslims are taking over the south…..

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  • Taking Pride in Ethnic Identity Does Not Contradict Singapore Identity

    By: admintest admintest | Jun 12, 2017 | Hits: 2732

    The recent official opening of the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong highlights the importance Singapore places on the preservation of ethnic identity. Other such centres have been established or reinvigorated in recent years for the main ethnic groups in Singapore – the Indian Heritage Centre was officially opened in 2015, and…..

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  • Picking Up a Third Language Can Firm Up Bonds Between S’poreans

    By: admintest admintest | Jun 09, 2017 | Hits: 2945

    “Being Singaporean has never been a matter of subtraction, but of addition … not of limitation and contraction, but of openness and expansion,” said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the recent opening of the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre. Even as we hold on to our own ethnic identity, we must be receptive to the…..

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  • Majority race must be wary of false sense of entitlement

    By: admintest admintest | Dec 01, 2016 | Hits: 2774

    Several American media reports have attributed Mr Donald Trump’s election victory to a backlash from white Americans against the demographic, economic and cultural changes occurring around them. White Americans, grappling with the effects of immigration, multiculturalism and globalisation, felt they were losing their privileged position as the majority ethnic group. Although we are halfway around…..

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  • Why We Need to Talk About Race

    By: admintest admintest | Aug 19, 2016 | Hits: 4323

    The just-released Channel NewsAsia-Institute of Policy Studies survey on race relations captures the reality of multicultural living in Singapore. Broadly put, it sheds light on how Singaporeans have — or believe they have — interpreted and exemplified our shared ethos of multiculturalism. More than 95% of the approximately 2,000 Singaporean residents surveyed agreed that diversity…..

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  • The Paradox of Strong Family Ties in the Integration of Immigrants

    By: admintest admintest | Jun 28, 2016 | Hits: 2487

    There is a general consensus that Singaporeans are not xenophobic, but we have, in recent years, seen cases of negative behaviour towards foreigners. Take, for example, the vitriolic comments against groups from specific countries on social media, protests at Hong Lim Park against the influx of foreigners into Singapore, and anti-foreigner speeches at election rallies……

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