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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 | Possibilities, Conflict and Prejudice Assignment_ Yu Bixun | 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 can see from this article that the ethnic conflict between the Sinhalese and Tamils has a history spanning over 100 years. This conflict resulted in large amount of deaths and violence. I think that Sri Lanka should not have implemented the 'Sinhala Only' Official Language Act as it makes the lives of Tamils worse, and not only that, without this implementation, the conflict would not have started. I wonder what the Sinhalese and Tamils could do to have a peaceful ethnic interaction instead of conflicts.

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Jaslyn Si Jia's curator insight, July 3, 2013 6:45 AM

After reading this article, i learnt that there is a conflict between the Tamils and Sinhalese, which took place in Sri Lanka and lasted for over more than 100 years. As the Sinhalese have many benefits like, more job offers and further education opportunities, which the Tamils are unhappy about, thus conflicts between the two ethnic groups started.

I feel that the two ethnic groups shouldn't use violence to solve their problems. Its not worth it to get people injured or killed just to have that problem evened out. Both should talk to each other what their are unhappy about and give in to each other.

I wonder why they want to pursue the matter for such a long time.

Ameer Artsyrup's curator insight, July 5, 2013 8:59 AM

After reading this article, I believe that in order for a country to achieve progress, social, economical and political stability, it has to first achieve muti-ethnic harmony. this is true as different races in a country need to work in cohesion in order to benefit both the country and themselves. This can be seen as Singapore has gone through much progress since the racial riots end. However if racial instability has struck a multi-ethnic country, this will create a lot of problems for the country like major riots and civil wars. this will cause the country to fall in economical and political terms. This can be seen in Sri Lanka as it went through civil war which killed more than 100000 people. This war greatly affect Sri Lanka's economy and causes a major political instability in the country. Due to this, I believe that a country multi-ethnic country must achieve racial harmony in order to benefit everyone.

Evelynkoh's curator insight, July 5, 2013 11:23 AM

Peace and harmony , don't everyone want to stay that way forever? Thats why i seriously wonder , why would people want to start wars , destroying their paradise. In every country's road to success , there must be lots and lots of ups and downs , between its neighboring countries and even between their own people. We're all living in the 21st century , why would we still think in that manner that violence will solve everything? It never will , it will just make the matter worse and cause it to affect a larger amount of people and to last for an even longer period of time. The matter may start of small but because of the use of violence , the matter will start to enlarge and then it would not only be in-between the people who started the matter but the whole country. It will then be reflected badly on the race of the people and also the country. Bit by bit everything will start to fall. Therefore , to me i wonder , why would people want to make things that are simple into things that are so complicated that will cause major damages?

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OpenIDEO - How might we inspire and enable communities to take more initiative in making their local environments better?

OpenIDEO - How might we inspire and enable communities to take more initiative in making their local environments better? | Possibilities, Conflict and Prejudice Assignment_ Yu Bixun | Scoop.it

Singapore started out as a small fishing village but, rather quickly, turned into a sprawling metropolis. Like many other countries, it has reached a highly developed state. Public agencies such as Singapore's National Environment Agency would like to envision how to rejuvenate our local environments to inspire and enable communities to make our living environments better – and are eager to collaborate with the global community to explore solutions which resonate in Singapore and across the world.


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I can see from this article that the National Environmental agency is trying to inspire citizens and other local communities to build a better environment in Singapore. The National Environmental Agency is also eager to work with global community for better solutions to improve environments across the world. I think with this international cooperation, the Earth can be benefitted and be a more improved biosphere for us to live in. Environmental problems such as pollution can be prevented through measures and solved through solutions. I wonder how Earth will be like without these environmental measures and supporting agencies.

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Nathaniel Loreno Arendayen's curator insight, July 2, 2013 12:17 PM

Using the 'see-think-wonder' I can see that Singapore is enthusiastic about collaboration with other countries. This is because a country cannot survive on it's own especially a country as small as Singapore. But even though Singapore is a small country it is recognised globally. I think that this is a great opportunity to foster good ties with other countries especially those in Asia as more problems are arising regionally and globally. By working together with other countries, global or regional crisis can be averted, like the recent Haze issue. Working together can prove to be effective and may stop major issues from happening ahead of time. I wonder what other ways can we foster good relationships with other countries and how we can solve the problems we face.

Wu Weiyang's curator insight, July 3, 2013 11:30 AM

I see that Singapore has reached the status of a developed country and we are still trying to further improve ourselves. I think that collaborating with the global community will allow Singapore to be heard and enable ourselves to reach greater heights with the help of other countries' opinions. I wonder if there are other ways to make our living environments better other than collaborating with the global community.

Teoh Jun Fang's curator insight, July 5, 2013 10:27 AM

(See-Think-Wonder) From this article, I can see that Singapore has developed very well and quickly over the years. Singapore started out small but now, it is a bustling city with good economy. Now that the population is growing, we need to have a good environment, connection with neighbouring countries,etc for the future generations. I think that working with the other countries is the best solution since Singapore is such a small country that does not have much natural resources. I wonder what will happen if other countries refuse to work with Singapore?

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Dr. Anna Resurreccion & GP3MT-- Assist Entrpreneurs in Product R&D and Commercialization

Dr. Anna Resurreccion & GP3MT-- Assist Entrpreneurs in Product R&D and Commercialization | Possibilities, Conflict and Prejudice Assignment_ Yu Bixun | Scoop.it

 

A success story for USAID-funded Peanut CRSP in the Philippines. 

 

The Global Peanut Product, Processing and Marketing Team (GP3MT) allows small and medium enterprises to access knowledge and technologies developed by Universities and Government Research Institutions, globally.  

   

An approach developed by Dr. Resurreccion with co-workers in the US and Philippines, involves identification and early engagement of industry partners at the initial stages.  The public-private partnerships formed are the key to "fast tracking" the development and commercialization of food products.

 

GP3MT empowers smallholder farmers through associations/enterprises in value chain activities.

GP3MT has provided capacity building for successful development of women-owned business enterprises in Asia and Africa. 

 

One example is Jennilyn Antonio who was an assembly plant worker involved in micro-scale peanut paste preparation as a source of secondary income for her family.  She is currently a successful entrepreneur who produces peanut butter distributed and sold at supermarket and bakery chains, nationwide, in the Philippines.

 

The GP3M Team is composed of Dr. Anna Resurreccion, Distinguished Research Professor, a food scientist and technologist with a Masters degree in Nutrition; Dr. Manjeet Chinnan, Professor Emeritus,  an engineer with expertise in food process development; and Dr. Wojciech Florkowski, Professor, an economist.   

 

GP3MT is based in the University of Georgia.

Peanut Collaborative Research Support Program (Peanut CRSP) is funded through the US agency for International Development (USAID).  

 

Anna Resurreccion can be reached by e-mail at annaresurreccion@gmail.com

GP3MT can be reached by e-mail at UGA.GP3MT@gmail.com


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I can see that USAID-funded Peanut CRSP in the Philippines is successful in their business. I can also see that the reason for the success is because of Dr. Resurreccion and the co-workers being involved in early identification and engagement of industry partnership. I think that this form of early partnership is the key in fast tracking in development and commercialization of food products which leads to the success of the business. I wonder if companies and business involve in early engagement of industry partnership are able to bring benefits to the companies and be successful.

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Xavier Yee's curator insight, June 28, 2013 2:09 AM

From this article, I can see that USAID-funded Peanut CRSP in the Philippines is very successful in their business of the peanut butter, as Dr. Resurreccion and the co-workers are involved in a early identification and engagement of industry partnership. I think that early partnership is their key to fast tracking in development and commercialization of food products which lead to their success. I wonder if this actually works for all companies.

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Racism is a white man's invention: Indians may be bigoted, prejudiced and ... - Daily Mail

Racism is a white man's invention: Indians may be bigoted, prejudiced and ... - Daily Mail | Possibilities, Conflict and Prejudice Assignment_ Yu Bixun | Scoop.it

Racism is a white man's invention: Indians may be bigoted, prejudiced and ... - Daily Mail


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I can see that the racism is one of the many on-going social problems in the world nowadays. There is a large percentage amount of Indians who dislikes to be staying near or with neighbours of different race. I think that having prejudice against different races should not be a way of a human being. Every one of us has red blood, every people is a human and nobody should be demised by their fellow kind. People should understand each other and live together as humans. I wonder why there there are people who are still prejudice against other race. 

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Teo J-lyn's curator insight, July 3, 2013 3:31 AM

India is the world's second-most racist country after Jordan. I think that people should be more accepting towards other races,their languages as well as their religion and not be prejudice. It do not matter what colour we are, as we are all humans, and have blood flowing in us. I wonder if racism will continue and is the government going to do anything about it . Racism had also become a serious issue.

Seamus Ong's curator insight, July 5, 2013 8:55 AM

This is my insight using the see-think-wonder routine. From this article I can see that people are being judged by the colour of their skin, accent and other stuff. I see that most races are being judged based on what the minority from the race does like how some act or talk in public and based on that, other racial groups are under the impression that all people of that certain race is like that and they thus sterotype or generalise everyone belonging to that race. this article makes me think that racism is a big problem and one of the main causes of conflict in multienthnic societies like racial riots. I wonder if racism will ever stop.

Asha Begum's curator insight, July 6, 5:20 AM

Treating the Indians in this way is not right. White men should change their perception of Indian people. Racism should stop because it is not fair to be prejudiced. 

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Realization of reaching possibilities

Realization of reaching possibilities | Possibilities, Conflict and Prejudice Assignment_ Yu Bixun | Scoop.it

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I can see that this article is informing people of how self-esteem and self-concept can affect women in realizing their talents. I can also see that with personality traits or environmental factors such as family or peer support, development of realizing one’s talent is possible. I think that self-motivation, social and moral support is essential in creating one’s desire to develop his talent. Personality trait could also be a key in realizing a talent, for example a creative boy can be motivated to be a designer or artist. I wonder if parents should choose for their child’s path of talent.

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Teo J-lyn's curator insight, July 3, 2013 3:27 AM

As long as people believe in themselves, they will be able to do better in life, of course,with the support of their family and friends. In order to achieve what they want to, they must have traits like determination , and a sense of motivation.Taking risk and being patient and having self esteem is also very important. I beleive that with a good attitude and personalities, a person can achieve great talents.

Wu Weiyang's curator insight, July 3, 2013 11:21 AM

I see that there are many factors leading to realization of reaching the possibilities such as specific personality traits and environmental factors. However, the most important factor is to believe in yourself, build up your confidence and have the desire to succeed. I think that women can be just as successful as men in the different faculties as long as they realize their talent. I wonder what will happen if the enviroment is not ideal to realize your talent.

Ameer Artsyrup's curator insight, July 5, 2013 9:52 AM

From this flowchart, I can see that there are many factors that may or will lead to the opportunities available. The flowchart also show that rescilience and the desire to excel is also needed to reach the possibilities other than having the skills needed to do so. Another important factor is that we must believe in ourselves in order to achieve the opportunities. Eventhough there are a lot of factors that has not got to do with us we are solely responsible in opening more opportunities.