Wisp Presentation - Thailand


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WISP Presentation done by Nor Haffiz, Noor Azian, Cindy and Pheobe.

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  • 1. Coexisting in harmony means acceptance of differences between cultures, religions and other forms of believes. We cannot aspect others to change their way of living just because it is in conflict of what we believe to be the norm. Night life businesses such as bars is a common sight in any country influenced by western culture and it is accepted by most cultures. Just because a minority group teaches against alcohols, does not mean everyone else, who is not of the minority group have to abide the minorities' rules or else it will lead to even greater levels of tension as the everyone else will come to hold feelings of grudge for limiting their freedom of choice by the minorities. Therefore although it is understandable that any country is against drug trafficking, in your opinion, should anything be done against bars just because intaking alcohol is against the muslim's believes?

    2. Singapore has four official languages and thus although there are a majority of jobs prioritizing people who are fluent in Mandarin, there are still jobs available which favors people who can communicate in the other languages. This is proportionality, you cannot ask for a majority of jobs favoring the other languages when the majority of the population is, whether you acknowledge it or not, Chinese. Therefore although there are campagins currently held promoting the chinese language, it is not done in order to cast down the minority groups but rather to allow a competing edge when interacting with the 21st century powerhouse, China and the points on Similarity between Singapore and Thailand is only marginally justifiable.

    3. A third language can only be considered a foreign language as we do not speak or write in that language since young. With respect to the situation in Singapore, where the norm is people of the same races form cliques and the limited interaction between different ethnic groups, is there a condusive environment or even enough motivation for the majority of the people to actually pick up a third language - language of minorities that do not serve any significant benefit.
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  • Does Singapore promote chinese language? I only remember that the government sort of bring out the malay tradition in Singapore and place the first president photo on our cash notes. I do not believe that Singapore prioritizes jobs to the mandarin linguistic but rather people who are bilingual. For example, if Chineses New Year is around the corner, most of the chinese will take off and who will be doing the work?
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  • i agree that 90% of the muslims NP voted out of the 2005 election is a main concern for the political factor. Muslims are unable to voice out their political grievances more openly and unable to enjoy a much greater degree of religious freemdom. This discontentment over the abuses has actually led to growing violence during 2004 and 2005.

    With all these political issues, it led to social inequality which created prejudices leading to discriminate the thai muslim
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  • How do you prove that Muslim have lower education level? How do you determine? By 'under performance expectation' from other country such as Malaysia and Indonesia?
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  • Singapore didn't promote chinese langauge as a prejudice. However by promoting chinese language, it inspires others including non-chinese to learn chinese language and its the cultures. People with the ability to speak different languages and understand them have an upper hand. They are also able to communicate with people of other countries. Easy communication means lesser mis-communication and mis-understanding. Different words have a different meanings in different countries.
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    1. 1. Done by: Nor Haffiz Noor Azian Cindy Phoebe
    2. 4. <ul><li>In 1902, Malay Muslim being the minorities are forced to adopt custom of the Thai Buddhist </li></ul><ul><li>In 2001, mishandling of Thaksin ‘s government intensify tension </li></ul><ul><li>Since 2004, the lack of help from government to help the Malay Muslim resolve their distress </li></ul>
    3. 5. <ul><li>Insurgency took place in the southern area but mostly Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat were badly affected </li></ul><ul><li>Latest insurgency happens in 28 April 2004 but conflicts have been going on for 100 over years </li></ul><ul><li>As of March 2008, more than 3000 people have lost their lives </li></ul>
    4. 6. <ul><li>Accusation and cruel treatment by the police </li></ul><ul><li>Disrespectful of Malay Muslims religion </li></ul><ul><li>Businesses such as bar, drug trafficking etc are available which are insensitive because it is against Muslims’ cultures and religion </li></ul>
    5. 8. <ul><li>Government Overpowering </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shifting in political power towards and overtly conservative and authoritarian elements. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using direct force rather than to seek a negotiated political settlement to the conflict </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bias in the social system such as in Public school, Work employment area. </li></ul></ul>
    6. 9. <ul><li>Government </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Schools and anything that is associated such as the principle, teacher & student suffered. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Government worker are targeted for assassination. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Law enforcers such as the police and soldier sometimes make indiscriminate action that greatly affect that result in civilian collateral damage. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Different Religion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Buddhist that is living in the southern part of Thailand also suffered where the insurgent operate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Estimated 500 attacks resulting in more than 300 deaths in the four southern provinces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Even the occupant in the southern (majority Muslim) suffered due to the conflict . </li></ul></ul>
    7. 11. <ul><li>Cultural Insensitivity </li></ul><ul><li>Ignorance against Thai Muslims </li></ul><ul><li>Government pro Buddhism </li></ul><ul><li>Religious differences </li></ul><ul><li>Different treatments towards Thai Muslims </li></ul>
    8. 12. <ul><li>Distrustful of the Thai Government </li></ul><ul><li>Establishment of criminal groups / separatist groups </li></ul><ul><li>Escalation of Violence </li></ul>
    9. 14. <ul><li>Economic is one of the factors behind insurgency </li></ul><ul><li>Thailand Southern provinces are poorer then the rest of the country </li></ul>
    10. 15. <ul><li>Muslims have lower education level as compared to the Buddhist </li></ul><ul><li>Muslims has less employment opportunities than the Buddhist </li></ul>
    11. 17. <ul><li>Counter rebel by the government worsened the insurgency </li></ul><ul><li>Thaksin government replaced top positions with corrupted police force </li></ul><ul><li>90 % of the Muslim MPs were voted out of the office during 2005 election </li></ul>
    12. 19. <ul><li>SINGAPORE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Promoting of the Chinese language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minority in Singapore reflects the Non-Chinese </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jobs are more prioritizes to mandarin linguistic </li></ul></ul><ul><li>THAILAND </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Promoting of their Thai language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minority in Thailand reflects the Thai-Muslim </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Higher position are bias to the Buddhism </li></ul></ul>
    13. 20. <ul><li>SINGAPORE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>School are multi-racial </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Houses are divided in a way that diversity of culture are allocated rationally </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National day in Singapore is a celebration of “One United People” that has co-existent from difference races & cultures </li></ul></ul><ul><li>THAILAND </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Government school are biased to Buddhist culture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thai-Muslim are force to live in the southern area of Thailand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thailand national day is a celebration of their country birth but it does not promote difference races and cultures </li></ul></ul>
    14. 22. <ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nurturing the young's to work/play together will help better the relationship for the future </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage everyone to take up a 3 rd mother-tongue that reflects our diversity culture and better our communication. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn about our cultural history </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Singaporean will be able to think rationally if an upset in racial harmony triggers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Events </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hosting party that welcome diversity of races to enjoy. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experiences could help in understanding of other cultures. </li></ul></ul>
    15. 23. <ul><li>Work Place </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Equal job opportunity, as acceptance is based on overall qualification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plan office outing to promote bonding with colleague and improve communication </li></ul></ul>
    16. 24. <ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some children may be force or “brain-wash” by their parent to not mix with different culture as traditional stereo-type still exist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some children may not be able to cope with the 3 rd language as only during the school hours that they are able to “use”. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Children may not be interested and thus lose focus </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Events </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intention/unintentional discrimination might happen and is un avoided but the only way to overcome is by educating and instilling the right moral. </li></ul></ul>
    17. 25. <ul><li>Work Place </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Employer still focuses on the mandarin language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employee may still have grudge/ trauma/ taught from family regarding racism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employee never communicate with another culture before let alone working for a common goal in a work place. </li></ul></ul>