Singapore model Asian Values in Human Rights Provisions?

Singapore model Asian Values

in Human Rights Provisions?

malaysianbar: Asian Values in Human Rights Provisions?

Contributed by Stephen Tan Ban Cheng
Monday, 28 July 2008 06:40am

Malaysian Foreign Minister Dr Rais Yatim has requested that the human rights provisions in the Asean Charter incorporate the Asean value system.

He said Malaysia had made specific points at the start of the 41st Asean
Ministerial Meeting in Singapore on Monday, July 21, 2008. “The ambit of the
provisions should be looked at very carefully and not a mere importation of
the universal values of human rights. Besides those universal values, we
should also be in the position to inculcate and re-evaluate the viewpoints
of Asia,” Dr Rais told Malaysian reporters covering the meeting.

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Keep those slimy scum of shit ‘Asean values’ out of our human rights

Keep those slimy scum of shit

‘Asean values’ out of our human rights

Malaysiakini letter by Umran Kadir | Aug 1,\

 I was pleasantly surprised when I read last year that the Asean Charter, intended to be a constitution for Asean member states, would include provisions for the establishment of an Asean Human Rights Omission. (Not Commision)

Comment: We could see later that all the democratic Human Rights would be watered down with this smoke-shield of ASEAN Vales.

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Disowned Kiasu son, Singapore’s delusion of cleverer than his father, Malaysia

Disowned Kiasu son, Singapore’s delusion of

cleverer than his father, Malaysia

Note from Answers. com:

Kiasu (Traditional Chinese: 驚輸) is a Hokkien (a Chinese spoken variant) word that literally means ‘fear of losing’ (Mandarin Chinese: 怕输). However its actual usage would imply a meaning more approaching that of “dog in a manger“, and yet not quite. Examples of kiasu behaviour includes accumulating too much food on one’s plate during a buffet lunch in case there is no more later, or joining a queue many days in advance just to ensure that one successfully gets hold of the limited free tickets to events, promotions and shows such as Singapore’s annual National Day Parade.

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Myanmar-Singapore Axis: Globalising the Heroin Trade

Myanmar-Singapore Axis:

Globalising the Heroin Trade

BY Leslie Kean and Dennis Bernstein

This article is from CAQ Magazine (CovertAction Quarterly) Number 64, Spring, 1998. ), 1500 Massachusetts Avenue #732, Washington, DC 20005, phone: (202) 331-9763,

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 “SINGAPORE’S economic linkage with Burma is one of the most vital factors for the survival of Burma’s military regime,” says Professor Mya Maung, a Burmese economist based in Boston.

  • This link, he continues, is also central to “the expansion of the heroin trade.”
  • Singapore has acieved the distinction of being the Burmese junta’s number one business partner – both largest trading partner and largest foreign investor.
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Singapore dictators supported Myanmar Military dictators and rejected visa extension of six Burmese Citizens

Singapore dictators

supported Myanmar Military dictators

and rejected visa extension of six Burmese Citizens


Saturday,23 August,2008(from Mizzima)

New Delhi – Singapore government has denied renewal of visas of six Burmese citizens and has forced three of them to leave the country since July without giving any reasons, Burmese activists, who called themselves as Burmese Patriots, on Friday.

The activists, who held a press briefing on Friday, call on the Singaporean government to provide proper reasons for the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and Ministry of Manpower’s denial of the renewal of visas by six Burmese citizens.

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Top Political Videos relating to Singapore

Top Political Videos (that are likely to be banned in Singapore)


Burmese staged peaceful demonstration in Singapore

One Nation Under Lee

The Maid Trade – Singapore

Poor in singapore can’t afford food

Free Burma, Free Singapore

Protest Outside Burmese Embassy in Singapore

Petition-signing at Burmese embassy in Singapore

Singapore Police video-taping protestors at Burma Embassy

Homeless and poor in Singapore

SG Human Rights petition for Burma to ASEAN


Burma On My Mind – Human Rights Day

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Early migrants Singaporeans looking down on late comers

Early migrants looking down on late comers

in Singapore and every where

Extracts only. Please kindly read all in Malaysiakini, Jeremy Fernando’s, “Who is a Singaporean?” (after contribution)

johor singapore causeway 041106On the evening of Aug 17 2008, Singaporeans were faced with a dilemma: do we cheer for the table-tennis girls that are standing on podium at the Beijing Olympics?  

On the one hand, this was the first Olympics medal that Singapore has won for the last 48 years. On the other hand, many were still skeptical whether these athletes – donning Singapore colours – were actually Singaporean at all: after all, they were born in China and had been acquired by the Foreign Talent Scheme to boost our sporting success.    
This of course leads us to the very source of the discomfort: this is a nation of immigrants, and besides the few Malays that were on the island, everyone else here is a foreign import. In this manner, the Chinese girls standing on the podium only reminds us that the term ‘Singaporean’ is an empty signifier: it can define both anyone and no one at the same time. Having obviously foreign-born athletes wearing the nation’s colours displays all too clearly that we are all immigrants: by extension not only do we only belong here as much as they do, but that somewhere, there is someone that begrudges us being here.   

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