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Case Study: Sri Lanka - Conflict and Harmony in Multi-Ethnic Societies - Resource Guides at National Library, Singapore

Case Study: Sri Lanka - Conflict and Harmony in Multi-Ethnic Societies - Resource Guides at National Library, Singapore | Conflict and Prejudice_Reynard Seah (23) | Scoop.it
This LibGuide explores the following themes: 1. causes and effects of conflict in a multi-ethnic society (case studies of Northern Ireland and Sri Lanka and 2. challenges in resolving ethnic conflicts.

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I see that the Sinhalese people are discriminating the Tamils, which angered them, forming a rebel group knownas the Tamil Tigers. I think that the Tamils are doing what is right for them by standing up to the govt, who took their citizen and basic rights away from them. I wonder what would they gain at the end of all this, peace? death? or more poisoned paradises?

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Hui Yu Leong's comment, July 2, 2013 6:24 AM
In this article, I can see the disastrous outcomes of not being a multi racial country like singapore. If the sri lankan government had not favoured one race over anothe, none of this would have happened. Young teenager would not have to join dangerous groups to fight for their freedom and everything would have been fine. This article has taught me the importance of being a fair and just country where everyone is given an equal opportunities, this article has also taught me the importance of peace and harmony as an internal conflict can cause the whole nation to be affected in a negative way.
Pua Peng Guan's curator insight, July 2, 2013 10:19 AM

This is my insight using See-Think-Wonder thinking routine. From this article, I can see that the conflict between the Sinhalese and the Tamils in Sri Lanka has not been resolved even after 100 years which is suprising. Over this long period, many innocent lives have been lost, which is heartbreaking. I think that this conflict between the two races can be resolved as long as they are willing to understand each other more and accept one another. I wonder what was the start of all these arguements and why it cannot be solved even after so many years, and how serious is the problem that is worth the sacrifice of so many innocent people.

Darren Cheng's curator insight, July 10, 10:28 AM

After reading this article, I had learnt that the ethnic conflict between the Tamils and Sinhalese in Sri Lanka dates back to over 100 years ago. Because of this rivalry, many innocent lives were killed. It all started of because of unfair treatment to the Tamils. This conflict had caused the economy in Sri Lanka to slow down and affect the lives of the people, hence they have to go through all those difficult situations. I strongly believe that people should have the mindset of equality and fairness. There should be no discrimination or prejudice to towards one another. This to ensure the sustainability of peace and harmony and people will learn to accept one another differences and learn from them. This could also help by understanding and accepting more rather than hating as life is too short to hate. At times, i wonder who started all these hating, discrimination and prejudice.

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Mali: Displacement, Prejudice and War

Mali: Displacement, Prejudice and War | Conflict and Prejudice_Reynard Seah (23) | Scoop.it
As much of the rest of the world views the current conflict in Mali in terms of the absence or presence of Islamists, one must also consider the internally displaced community.
Seah Jun Hao Reynard's insight:

I see that discrimination is very much abundant in Mali. I think that the Malians are suffering badly due to the discrimination, being labeled as terrorists is they are northeners. I wonder, why is discrimination present in the world, where we are supposed to treat each other as equals.

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From rags to riches: Singapore’s success stories | Five Stars And a Moon

From rags to riches: Singapore’s success stories | Five Stars And a Moon | Conflict and Prejudice_Reynard Seah (23) | Scoop.it
Who are some of Singapore’s most successful business executives? How did they grow their businesses from their humble beginnings?

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Seah Jun Hao Reynard's insight:

I see that their hard work and perseverance has paid off. I think they have worked very hard and went through many obstacles to become successful. I wonder if everyone was like that, would becoming successful be 'successful'?

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Kar Hang Cheung's curator insight, June 30, 2013 10:56 AM

After reading this article, i understand that these successful faces of Singapore also have their dark and grey days in life. Despite the unknown future that awaits them or the obsticles that makes their life harder,they did not give up. The reason on why they are successful now is due to their constant hard work and effort.I have learnt that in order to be a successful person, you must have the heart to learn,the determination in your mindset and the bravery to take risk .The few succesful persons that i have read in this article have showned that everything is possible as long as we have the will to do it. I find and believe that the stories in this article will serve as a motivation and a model for all of us to follow. I wonder if these people would have a lecture with those who are struggling in life to encourage them.

Jasmine Goh's curator insight, July 2, 2013 12:43 PM

After reading this article, I know that it is not easy to achieve success. The people in this article came from different backgrounds but they all faced setbacks in order to become successful. Although they struggled, these businessmen and businesswomen were able to achieve success through their determination as well as their willingness to sacrifice. Many of them took up several jobs to pay for their education fees. They were humble and had the courage to take risks. Through their hard work and effort, they eventually became successful. I think that if you want to be successful in life, you must have the determination to achieve your goal and believe that you are able to survive through the obstacles faced in the process. These people serve as my role model as they are local and they inspire me to work harder in everything I do. I wonder if they ever had the thought of giving up at the most difficult times in their lives.

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Are we becoming Special or Spatial - Rising Kashmir (press release)

Are we becoming Special or Spatial Rising Kashmir (press release) Politically we are confronted with a host of issues ranging from matters pertaining to local taxation, planning, and zoning to regional (if not global) terrorism and other...
Seah Jun Hao Reynard's insight:

I see irony in the world, where one is mostly unaware of the things happening in the ' outside world ' even though technology has been very advanced. I think that one must have a good mental map of the world to understand others and become closer to others. I wonder if this is one of the reasons that causes conflict and prejudice.

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Racism is a white man's 'invention': Indians may be bigoted, prejudiced and intolerant, but racist? Let's hold our horses

Racism is a white man's 'invention': Indians may be bigoted, prejudiced and intolerant, but racist? Let's hold our horses | Conflict and Prejudice_Reynard Seah (23) | Scoop.it
Race is a tricky term. We might be bigoted, prejudiced and illiberal. We are casteist, yes, and we divide ourselves on the basis of region and religion, but racist? I would hold my horses. This is a matter for debate.

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I can see that both parties of Indians and Britons are both racists. I think that we should not be racist to anyone no matter what race or colour they are. I wonder what could one gain by being racist to someone who is the same as him, a human.

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Leonard Wagnerboy's curator insight, June 30, 2013 8:08 AM

From this article, I can see that racism is the most common in India.Apparently, Indians are not comfortable with having foreigners as neighbours. Prejudice or racism in this case, is a serious and common problem today. I find it very unfair for a person to be looked down on or even criticised just because of their skin colour. Racism can lead to violence as the conflict between two races are very common today.I feel that even though there may be hundreds and thousands of different type of races, humanity eventually still shares the same colour of blood. So why should humans destroy themselves? Racism is strongly a painful experience, so please stop it.

Kar Hang Cheung's curator insight, June 30, 2013 12:10 PM

From this article,i can see that racism is a common thing in India,have the fact that a large percentage of them dislike having a neighbour of different race or colour.Prejudices and racism is said to be common in India,but i believe such prejudices in India is in a different form than the prejudices occuring in the western countries.The Indians are said to be prejudices who act and dress against the social norms rather than those with significant,different in race or religion.Whereas in Western countries,people are mostly prejudices towards people of different races or religion.This leads to some of the people delibrately changing the way they look and carry themselves to fit into the socials norms and avoid negative criticism or from being outcasted.I believe that racism should not exist as it indirectly surpresses personal thoughts and creativity.I strongly agree that everyone in this world should be given the freedom to express themseleves and be respected for they are.I wonder when will racism stop.