Bonding Singapore
The pledge <ul><li>We, the citizens of Singapore, pledge ourselves as one united people, regardless of race, language or r...
Background <ul><li>Initially penned by Mr S Rajaratnam in 1966, the Pledge was written against the backdrop of racial riot...
RHD <ul><li>2008 Racial Harmony Day </li></ul><ul><ul><li>'Many Faces, One Singapore'  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How you inte...
What does the logo represent? <ul><li>The MOE Racial Harmony logo is in the shape of a heart, representing both the brothe...
How you interpret this picture?
What are the challenges of a multi-ethnic society? <ul><li>Managing perceptions of different racial groups </li></ul><ul><...
Managing perceptions of different racial groups <ul><li>Problems raised </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UMNO highlighted the poverty...
Managing perceptions of different religious groups <ul><li>Classic example: Maria Hertogh </li></ul>
Racial Riots
Damages
 
 
Source A <ul><li>An extract from President Yusof Ishak’s New Year message in 1968 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No man needs to fe...
Threats from external forces <ul><li>Terrorism </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2001...
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  1. 1. Bonding Singapore
  2. 2. The pledge <ul><li>We, the citizens of Singapore, pledge ourselves as one united people, regardless of race, language or religion, to build a democratic society based on justice and equality so as to achieve happiness, prosperity and progress for our nation. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Background <ul><li>Initially penned by Mr S Rajaratnam in 1966, the Pledge was written against the backdrop of racial riots in the 1950s and 1960s. Mr Rajaratnam revealed that the dream was about building &quot;a Singapore we are proud of&quot;. He believed that language, race and religion were divisive factors, but the Pledge emphasises that these differences can be overcome if Singaporeans cared enough about their country. The draft text was handed to the then Prime Minister Mr Lee Kuan Yew, who polished the text before submitting it to the Cabinet. </li></ul>
  4. 4. RHD <ul><li>2008 Racial Harmony Day </li></ul><ul><ul><li>'Many Faces, One Singapore' </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How you interpret the logo? </li></ul>
  5. 5. What does the logo represent? <ul><li>The MOE Racial Harmony logo is in the shape of a heart, representing both the brotherhood of Singaporeans and the deep emotional, visercal bond that we all share. Red is also the colour of passion and energy, representing how we as a country are moving forward and boldly embracing our challenges and future. </li></ul><ul><li>This heart is also made up of four people, all joined together in a joyous embrace in a collective dance as they live in harmony. Where they have joined hands, there is a wonderful coming together of energy and efforts, and the yellow represents a bright light shining forth that illuminates our way and progress forward into the future. </li></ul>
  6. 6. How you interpret this picture?
  7. 7. What are the challenges of a multi-ethnic society? <ul><li>Managing perceptions of different racial groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PAP vs. UMNO in 1964 Federal Election in Malaysia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PAP called for a non-communal approach to Malaysian politics and creation of a Malaysia where everyone would be given equal rights and privileges. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Managing perceptions of different racial groups <ul><li>Problems raised </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UMNO highlighted the poverty of Malays in Singapore. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resettlement projects at Kallang river and West coast areas. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Managing perceptions of different religious groups <ul><li>Classic example: Maria Hertogh </li></ul>
  10. 10. Racial Riots
  11. 11. Damages
  12. 14. Source A <ul><li>An extract from President Yusof Ishak’s New Year message in 1968 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No man needs to feel that to belong to a particular religion puts him at a disadvantage or gives him an advantage. Only in this way can a multi-racial society like Singapore live in peace and prosperity. </li></ul></ul>
  13. 15. Threats from external forces <ul><li>Terrorism </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2001, JI members were arrested for terrorist-related activities. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2005, another JI member arrested for handling weapons and making bombs. </li></ul></ul>

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