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  • In Low-Crime Singapore: Understanding the Link between Diversity and Crime at the Neighbourhood Level

    By: admintest admintest | Dec 13, 2017 | Hits: 3937

    We have heard from managers about the merits of diversity within organisations, whereupon a more diverse workforce tends to produce more effective teams, be more effective at problem-solving and musters greater innovations. When it comes to diversity in residential communities, however, the effects are mixed. Diversity within Communities Several social science researchers have pointed to…..

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  • Emerging sense of S’porean identity independent of ethnic heritage

    By: admintest admintest | Dec 01, 2017 | Hits: 2076

    A recent survey on ethnic identity shows that many Singaporeans rate speaking English as a more important trait of being Singaporean than being able to trace one’s ethnic heritage. The run-up to Singapore’s first reserved presidential election two months ago was marked by contention over what exactly constitutes an “authentic” Singapore Malay. As the 2017…..

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  • 以成熟方式处理种族歧视事件

    By: admintest admintest | Jul 04, 2017 | Hits: 1196

    我们生活在一个多元种族社会。我们不时颂赞这种多元种族精神,但也往往被提醒要维持种族和谐是艰巨挑战。在组屋区、职场和艺术领域,不同族群和习俗相互碰撞。出现矛盾时,我们可以选择感到愤怒或让他人感到愤怒,或把事件变成深化对彼此了解和强化凝聚力的机会。

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  • Racial Stereotypes in Media: Not just a bit of Harmless Fun

    By: admintest admintest | Jun 23, 2017 | Hits: 2503

    Singapore, with its polyglot population living and working together peacefully for the past five decades, often strikes international visitors as an oasis of social harmony. However, undercurrents of racism do surface from time to time. Insensitive remarks or actions based on stereotypes about a certain race may cause offence, and social media amplifies both the…..

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  • Taking Pride in Ethnic Identity Does Not Contradict Singapore Identity

    By: admintest admintest | Jun 12, 2017 | Hits: 2670

    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: 2914

    “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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  • Racism Saga: Are S’poreans Prepared to Grow From Ah Boys to Men?

    By: admintest admintest | Jun 05, 2017 | Hits: 1256

    We live in a multiracial setting in Singapore. There are many days when we celebrate it, but there are also days when we are reminded of how challenging it can be. Different groups and their practices bump into each other in the heartland, at work and through art. When conflict arises, we can resort to…..

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  • Why Reserved Elections for the EP Make Sense for Singapore

    By: admintest admintest | Sep 27, 2016 | Hits: 2737

    A recent survey of over 2,600 Singaporeans by market research agency Blackbox found that only 23 per cent thought it was “absolutely necessary” to improve the elected presidency (EP) system to ensure that minorities are given greater opportunity to become president. Around half (48 per cent) thought it was “good to have” and 29 per…..

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  • [The Angle] When Should the “Reserved Election” Provision Kick in?

    By: admintest admintest | Sep 13, 2016 | Hits: 1897

    The Constitutional Commission set up to review the Elected Presidency has recommended that after five consecutive terms without a president coming from a particular racial group, the next election would be reserved for candidates of that race. Assuming that the government implements the recommendations in full, there is the question of when exactly the first…..

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  • The Constitutional Commission’s Report: Ensuring Greater Clarity in Singapore’s Unique Governance System

    By: admintest admintest | Sep 13, 2016 | Hits: 1827

    Last week, the Government released to the public the recommendations of the Constitutional Commission to review the elected presidency. After six months of deliberation, the Commission, appointed by the Prime Minister on 10 February 2016, has been thorough in its analysis of the issues. It has considered suggestions raised by intellectuals, eminent persons and young…..

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