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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 by_Cheung Kar Hang June Holiday Assignment | 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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Kar Hang Cheung's insight:

After reading this article,it reminds me of the recent haze problem in Singapore.I have witnessed the inconvinience of many people,like me as an example, my co-cirriculur activities had to be canceled due to the haze and it has definitely spoiled my holidays.I was shocked and disappointed at the way the Indonesia government handle this particular incident.They tried to push the blame back to us, Singapores' companies,when they were being questioned.This haze has affected most of the countries in ASEAN, especially Malaysia,and it is very unfair for them when the Indonesia government tried to push the blame down to them.We all,being part of ASEAN,should stand together and help one another in times of need.This makes me wonder how the Indonesian government would react if we were the cause of the haze.

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Leonard Wagnerboy's curator insight, June 30, 2013 8:14 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 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. I was so pissed. PISSED OFF at the indonesia government.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 faced by us.

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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 by_Cheung Kar Hang June Holiday Assignment | 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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Kar Hang Cheung's insight:

From this article, i have learnt that the ethnic conflict between the Sinhalese and Tamils in Sri Lanka has a history spanning more than 100 years and the number of innocent lives lost was horrifying.Everything started with the unfair treatment to the tamils.Due to this conflict,it has affect the economy in Sri Lanka now and that it has caused many people their lives and the difficult situation that they are putting up with.I believe it all started with the thought in the mind of the people,people should live with the mindset that all races are equal and there is no need to discriminate one race or another.This is to ensure the sustainability of world peace and racial harmony. It will be great if people can learn to accept each other differences and learn about them,maybe you might benefit more from accepting and understanding one another than to hate.I wonder who actually started all this discrimination and racism against one another.

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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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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 | Possibilities,Conflict and Prejudice Assignment by_Cheung Kar Hang June Holiday Assignment | 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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Kar Hang Cheung's insight:

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.

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Seah Jun Hao Reynard's curator insight, July 1, 2013 10:12 AM

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'?

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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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 | Possibilities,Conflict and Prejudice Assignment by_Cheung Kar Hang June Holiday Assignment | 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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Kar Hang Cheung's insight:

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.

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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.

Seah Jun Hao Reynard's curator insight, July 1, 2013 10:39 AM

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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Entitlement Is The Way To Failure - Business 2 Community

Entitlement Is The Way To Failure - Business 2 Community | Possibilities,Conflict and Prejudice Assignment by_Cheung Kar Hang June Holiday Assignment | Scoop.it

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Kar Hang Cheung's insight:

After reading this article, i have learnt that people who thinks that they are born given with talents or feel as if someone or something owes them their entitilement often lead themselves to their own astray.From this article i can tell that people are often thinking that the success of some people are easy to get,therefore having the mindset that they can do it too without any hardwork or effort.Being successful online is especially the easiest to mislead people to have a false impression on the meaning of success.People think that the successful people online gets their result in a blink of an eye but they do not realise that the success come in years and years of hardwork and determination.People now should have the mindset of "success do not knock on your door,you have to find it yourself" and " no one owes you a living" this mindset will hopefully awake those people who are still asleep and wondering why are they not successful when they did not put in effort.We should fight for what we want and to earn the respect from other successful people. As the saying goes, Earned Not Given.

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Leonard Wagnerboy's curator insight, June 30, 2013 8:20 AM

From this article, I can see that people who feel that the world owes him or have a sense of entitlement often lead to their astray. Apparently people are impatient and after seeing how others through sweat and sacrifice earn a lot of money via the internet especially, people build false hopes and dreams thinking they can do it too. But, ultimately not realizing that it takes more than luck and intellect. In order to solve this problem, we must have the mindset that thinks" nobody owes me a living". We should go out and fight for what we want, we should fight with integrity and respect.We should work hard for what we want !