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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_Samantha Chan(2) | 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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Samantha Chan's insight:

This is my insight using see-think-wonder thinking routines. From this article, two races, Tamil and Sinhalese, were fighting and having conflicts between two of them. If they both let each other be, less damages and lives will be lost and people will not be homeless. I wonder what will happen to Sri Lanka in the future.

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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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Singapore threatens legal action against local firms blamed for smog from Sumatra

Singapore threatens legal action against local firms blamed for smog from Sumatra | Possibilities & Conflict and Prejudice Assignment_Samantha Chan(2) | Scoop.it
Singapore said yesterday that it would pursue local firms found to be involved in starting forest fires in Sumatra, Indonesia, as Greenpeace said the blazes were on palm oil plantations owned by Indonesian, Malaysian and Singaporean companies....

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This is my insight using see-think-wonder thinking routines. The recent haze from the forest fires in Indonesia has affected the neighbouring countries people’s daily lives in many ways. Singapore reached a new haze reading record on Friday. Singapore government had spoke to Indonesia’s officials, but no action was taken and they blamed it on other countries. They are irresponsible for starting the fire and pushing blame to others. They should start finding out the culprit instead of not doing anything and pushing blame onto others.

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Chen Yixin's curator insight, June 30, 2013 2:57 AM

 

From what I have seen, Singapore's environment and lifestyle were highly affected due to the haze produced by the burning of dead crops in Sumatra, Indonesia. When Indonesia was being questioned about the origin of the haze problem by the government, the Indonesians pushed the blame to the companies from Singapore and other countries who invested in burning. I think Indonesia should not be so irresponsible in pushing the blame to the other countries. Instead, Indonesia should cooperate with countries like Singapore, hand in hand together, find out the culprits and solve the problem together. All the countries are diverse in a world, thus everyone should stay together especially in times of danger and problems. I wonder how the Singapore government will act if the situation is vice-versa.

Jun Liang's curator insight, June 30, 2013 4:17 AM

The recent haze problem in Singapore had caused many problems. I witnessed many elderly's health being affected and needed to visit the hospital. When the government of Singapore requested Indonesia to resolve the situation, indonesia blamed other countries' companies situated in indonesia for burning forest illegally and this includes Singapore. I feel that since everyone live in the same place called Earth, we should not be harming one another but taking good care of each other. We should also work together to solve any problem quickly. If this problem is not quickly solved, when will it be? How many more people have to go to the hospital until the haze problem can actually subsidies and turn better?

Thinesh Kannan's curator insight, July 1, 2013 6:11 AM

The recent haze problem in Singapore had caused many problems. A lot of people were affected and had to go to the hospital. When the government of Singapore requested Indonesia to resolve the situation, indonesia blamed the illegal forest burning. They even said that other countries were involved including Singapore. I feel that since everyone live in the same place called Earth, we should not be harming one another but taking good care of each other. We should also work together to solve any problem quickly. How many more people have to go to the hospital until the haze problem can actually subsidies and turn better? What if students get affected and cannot study properly?

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Off and Running: 101-Year-Old Fauja Singh is The World's Oldest Marathon Runner

Off and Running: 101-Year-Old Fauja Singh is The World's Oldest Marathon Runner | Possibilities & Conflict and Prejudice Assignment_Samantha Chan(2) | Scoop.it
In 2011, Fauja Singh became the first centenarian to complete a full marathon by finishing the Toronto’s Waterfront Marathon. His dedication, determination and passion for running took him to the pinnacle of success and fame.

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This is my insight using see-think-wonder thinking routines. Although Fauja Singh is 101 years old, he is very passionate to running and runs marathons again and again. Teenagers and adults do not even like to run several kilometers, yet he is able to run 42km. He is a good role model for everyone and encourages elderly across the world to run and stay fit. He even did not keep the money he earned from running marathons, but donates it to charity.

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Muhammad Ishbir Azhad's curator insight, June 29, 2013 11:54 AM

This is very inspiring as doesn't mean you are old, you can't do anything. This shows that dreams do come true. It tells us to continue what we believe in. For a 101 year old man to complete a marathon is unbelievable but Fauja Singh did the unthinkable. So, dont ever give up and pursue your dreams.

RuiHan Chia's curator insight, June 30, 2013 9:48 AM

I have never seen or knew any century year old people being a marathon runner. It is just unbelievable. This Indian born British centenarian marathon runner started his first race in 2000 in London and continued participating in New York, Toronto and many others. He has already raised thousands of dollars for charity by running and has encouraged millions of old people across the world. He says, “One should stay young and enjoy life until the last breath.” Although, despite holding several records and reaching the feat of success, his accomplishments have yet not been recognized by Guinness World Records because he does not have a valid birth certificate; though his passport states his age to be 101, which I am quite skeptical about.

Yuddandi Sivasubramanyam's curator insight, November 3, 2013 6:40 PM

every thing is possible with strong determination.

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Gay rights: a world of inequality

Gay rights: a world of inequality | Possibilities & Conflict and Prejudice Assignment_Samantha Chan(2) | Scoop.it
Gay people still live in fear in many countries around the world – prejudice, torture and execution are common. Can two new legal and diplomatic campaigns change attitudes?

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This is my insight using see-think-wonder thinking routines. Many countries are preventing homosexuality with harsh law punishments. Everyone is different in their own ways, whether they like people of their own gender to their appearance and personality. If two people love each other, age and gender does not matter. Death penalty is harsh towards these people and it will also cause them great embarrassment, letting everyone know they are gay. Homosexuality is not something that can be controlled, the government should just let them be and not punish them. 

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Wan Ting Wong's curator insight, June 29, 2013 12:36 AM

I see from this article that there are still many countries that forbid gay or lesbian relationships and marriage. I think this is absurd. People have different mindset, different preferences, they should not have prejudice to such people. All of us are equal, if people of the same sex are truly in love with each other, what can you do to stop them from, even if people executes them, it does not mean that there would not be any gay relationships. The world should start accepting gays, if all gays were to get executed, many talents would be lost. Such people like ellen degeneres  is gay, when she still could be as successful as others could be. Therefore, people should not have prejudice to this people, as everyone is equal, they are just special. I wonder if homosexuals could be given equal benefits such as "normal" people, like marriage around the world.

Hui Yu Leong's comment, July 2, 2013 6:42 AM
From this article, I can see that many gays are treated very harshly and unfairly in many parts of the world. I find this very unfair as those people did not choose thier sexual orientation. I feel that those countries that treat gays badly do not have the right to judge, punish and execute them because of how they live thier sex life because they have no way to ever understand how the gays feel. I feel that we should all be understanding and embrace gays into our society as they just have different tastes, why should we judge them just because they like another of the same sex. We are all human in the end and we have no right to control how others want to live their lives, what matters is their character and content, not their appeareance and sexual orientation. By punishing and outcasting the gays, we will miss out many valuable people who might have been able to make a great contribution to our society.Afterall, arn't all religious books written by men? If so, what basisi do the muslims have to prove that homosexuality is not acceptable?
Hui Yu Leong's curator insight, July 2, 2013 8:32 AM
From this article, I can see that many gays are treated very harshly and unfairly in many parts of the world. I find this very unfair as those people did not choose thier sexual orientation. I feel that those countries that treat gays badly do not have the right to judge, punish and execute them because of how they live thier sex life because they have no way to ever understand how the gays feel. I feel that we should all be understanding and embrace gays into our society as they just have different tastes, why should we judge them just because they like another of the same sex. We are all human in the end and we have no right to control how others want to live their lives, what matters is their character and content, not their appeareance and sexual orientation. By punishing and outcasting the gays, we will miss out many valuable people who might have been able to make a great contribution to our society.Afterall, arn't all religious books written by men? If so, what basisi do the muslims have to prove that homosexuality is not acceptable?
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How 3D Printing is Redefining Manufacturing and Consumer Behaviour - Luxury Society - Opinions

How 3D Printing is Redefining Manufacturing and Consumer Behaviour - Luxury Society - Opinions | Possibilities & Conflict and Prejudice Assignment_Samantha Chan(2) | Scoop.it
Burak Cakmak, sustainability expert and guest contributor to Jardins Florian, explores the possibilities and pitfalls of 3D printing reaching luxury consumers (How #3D #Printing is Redefining #Manufacturing and #Consumer Behaviour -

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Samantha Chan's insight:

This is my insight using see-think-wonder thinking routines. 3D printing is a technology that was initially used for prototyping in aerospace and medical industries. Now, it is finally finding its way into more mainstream consumer products. It has become more affordable and its functionality is improving tremendously. It is shown that though years of hard work and perseverance, dreams can be realized with determination. There are bound to be many failures throughout the journey, but this lets us know that we have learnt this lesson and make more improvements.

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Melissa Tan's curator insight, June 30, 2013 6:12 AM

This is my insight using See-Think-Wonder thinking routine. 3D printing was initially used for prototyping in aerospace and medical industries. It was just an expensive idea people thought of. Eventually after becoming a more mainstream consumer product, it became more affordable and popular. Today because of the realization of this 3D printing becoming successful, this expensive idea has become possible. Anything is possible if we work towards it.

Ming Ting's comment, June 30, 2013 10:22 AM
From this article, I learned that 3D printing is a technology that was initially used for prototyping in aerospace and medical industries. While it has been around for a while, it is finally finding its way into more mainstream consumer products as, just like computers, it has become more affordable and its functionality is improving tremendously. I think that it is really amazing and wonderful that technology has already reached such a high stage.
Ming Ting's curator insight, June 30, 2013 10:22 AM

From this article, I learned that 3D printing is a technology that was initially used for prototyping in aerospace and medical industries. While it has been around for a while, it is finally finding its way into more mainstream consumer products as, just like computers, it has become more affordable and its functionality is improving tremendously. I think that it is really amazing and wonderful that technology has already reached such a high stage.