Singapore has a history of racial violence. But as noted in one of Newzzit's earlier stories, it is commendable that its first-generation leaders recognised that a racially harmonious Singapore, where everyone respects each-others belief and faith, was the way forward. Indeed, the city-state has left those horrible times of the 1960s far far behind.Read More
Data from a recent survey by Institute of Policy Studies illustrates that 2 in 3 Malays and 3 in 5 Indians have faced discrimination at least at some point while applying for jobs in Singapore.
The Government started the scheme in 1993 by setting up the Edusave Endowment Fund with an initial contribution of $1 billion. The capital sum reached the targeted $5 billion by 1997. This fund is invested and the interest earned is disbursed as grants and awards to schools and students to pay for enrichment programmes and fund additional resources.
After the National Day Rally announcement, any Singaporean child who is studying full-time in a government, government-aided or independent school, junior college, centralised institute, Institute of Technical Education or special education school, or enrolled in madrasahs, privately-funded schools, as well as children who are home-schooled or residing overseas, can benefit from Edusave.Read More
The Suara Musyawarah committee's report highlighted “perception of unequal opportunities” among Singaporean Malays.
The committee also heard several personal accounts suggesting that “employment discrimination is not uncommon”.
Concerns that the Malay community is not fully accepted as an equal and integral part of society, and that certain stereotypes, generalisations and negative perceptions of the community exists, were raised.
The word 'Allah' is used by Muslims, Christians, Mizrahi Jews, Maltese and even Sikhs the world over. Most notably in Egypt, the Coptic Christians begin their Christmas Mass with “Bismillah” (in the name of God) and use the word 'Allah' throughoutRead More
On September 21, Sri Lanka will hold its first Northern Provincial Council elections in a quarter century, with about 714,488 people registered to vote. This has generated considerable interest all over the world, particularly in the Tamil-speaking population, and is providing a critical chance for reconciliation in post-war Sri LankaRead More
Dealing with asylum-seekers coming to Australia by boat was a major issue in the just concluded elections with the out-going Rudd Government putting in place the “Final Solution” in July this year; With Abbott coming to power, “By Boat, No Visa” policy set to get stricterRead More