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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_Teo Jing Yi | 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.

Via NeoJiaLing, Chan Loveshislife, Yong Jian
Teo Jing Yi's insight:

I have seen from the article that the Sinhalese and Tamils conflict in Sri Lanka is one of the world’s most deadly historical ethnic conflicts. Both races fight for the rights, attention and territories when the country became independent. The fight lasted for more than a hundred years and many innocent lives were lost in the process. I think that all of these cruelties will not happen if the people’s mind-sets are changed. Just because people feel that they are from different races and thus are different from others, they start to compete and fight against each other. People should change themselves and their mind-sets when they cannot change the fact that they are from different races. To think of equality, everyone, despite of nationality or races, should share the world together and live peacefully. I wonder if humans can live without fighting over each other’s races one day.

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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 by_Teo Jing Yi | 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....

Via SustainOurEarth, Yong Jian
Teo Jing Yi's insight:

From what I have seen, Singapore's environment and lifestyle were highly affected due to the haze produced by the burning of trees and plants 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. As a country in a global community, I think that Indonesia should not push 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. I wonder how the Singapore government will act if the situation is vice-versa.

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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?

Samantha Chan's curator insight, June 30, 2013 4:23 AM

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.

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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$25 Million Broadband Success Story in Maine! | Gigabit Nation on BlogTalk Radio

$25 Million Broadband Success Story in Maine! | Gigabit Nation on BlogTalk Radio | Possibilities, Conflict and Prejudice Assignment by_Teo Jing Yi | Scoop.it

Touted as "a major economic development engine," and finishing on time as well as on budget, the Three Ring Binder 1100-mile broadband project in Maine is open for business. Learn the secret to this projects success. Josh Broder, President of Tilson Technology Management, gives listeners a peek behind the curtains.

 

Communities of all sizes can learn valuable lessons from todays interview. Tilson Tech spearheads the Three Ring Binder project that covers over 110,000 households, 600 schools and other institutions, and 38 government facilities in some of Americas most rural communities.

 

Three Ring Binder is one of many broadband stimulus success stories. A number of Maine businesses and organizations have signed up for network services, and others are getting into the queue.

 

Click headline to listen to this Gigabit Nation interview--


Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
Teo Jing Yi's insight:

I have seen that if people put in effort and hard work in whatever they do, possibilities can happen and one can succeed. For example, in this article, Tilson Technology Management was able to finish a project touted as "a major economic development engine" not only on time, but also on budget. It covers many places in Americas and emerged to be one of the top broadband success stories. Like what the article said, I think that this story has taught us “valuable lessons” as it inspires people to be more resilient and hard working in order to strive for successes. However, I wonder if luck is also needed in business success.

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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 by_Teo Jing Yi | Scoop.it
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Racism is a white man's invention: Indians may be bigoted, prejudiced and ...
Daily Mail
This is what the piece said: "Though rarely racist, Britons are exceptionally hostile to immigration - more so than Germans, French or the Dutch.

Via Infidel Patriot, Yong Jian
Teo Jing Yi's insight:

From this article, I see that racism is important and people should be aware more of the consequences but not just the plain meaning of the word. Racism is surely a serious issue and is unforgiveable. I think that people become racist because of the first bad impression that one experienced from another who comes from a different ethnic group. Because of this particular person got despised, his race is seem to be the same and act the same “irritating” way like him. 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? I wonder if racism will be removed from the society and world one day.

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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, 2016 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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Seeing Possibilities

Seeing Possibilities | Possibilities, Conflict and Prejudice Assignment by_Teo Jing Yi | Scoop.it
You are today where your thoughts have brought you & you will be tomorrow where your thoughts will lead you. Engage in the future when seeing possibilities.

Via John Michel, Chan Loveshislife, Yong Jian
Teo Jing Yi's insight:

From what I see in this article, I believe that a person's attitude is the most important factor leading to realization of possibilities. As what is depicted in the picture, "Attitude is everything", a person's attitude is important if he want to aim for his goal or achieve something. I believe that people who can see possibilities are those who are open-minded, optimistic, resilience and also with other good character values. Being scientist is a good example. To be a good scientist, one must have at least some of the good attitude and values mentioned above. I wonder other than having good attitude, carrying out the right actions is also a key factor to the realization of possibilities.

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Teo J-lyn's curator insight, July 3, 2013 3:23 AM

I can see that when people are awlays being exposed to negative thoughts and information, they tend to make bad choices due to their negative thoughts, affecting the way he or she lead their life. This cause people to feel demoralised , which will also affect the way they think.Thus, it is important to think positive, and see the brighter side of life. This will allow people to strive towards their goal, and have their desired outcome. I think attitude plays a important role in the way we think. i wonder why do people not think the positive side of life.

Jaslyn Si Jia's curator insight, July 4, 2013 5:59 AM

After reading this article, I realized that positive attitude is needed to determine the life we're living in and also the possibilities that we can achieve. Many people may be affected in their life due to the negative thoughts and attitude that they have, if they had positive attitude in all the things they do, they would live a better life and discover things that they might have never discovered before. These positive attitude and thoughts leads to finding even more possibilities and lead us to the right path onto our future.

Coven Chong Weng's curator insight, July 5, 2013 7:09 AM

From this article, i realise that with the right attitude, we can come up with all different kind of outcome in some situations. If your attitude is positive for everything, everything might just turn out the way that you want it. However if you have a negative attitude, things will not go the way you want it to and it might get even worse. Thus, i wonder why some people dont think with a positive attitude.