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    For all info, the commenting is over the deadline is last week!

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  • Hi, guys In silde 23, you mentioned the differeeces between Thailand and Singapore. How dose Singapore goverment promote racial harmony, what’s the measures do goverment take? To Thailand are their goverment really do not promote racial harmony?

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    As compared to the minorities, majorities contains more higher qualification employers than minorities. Next, experience could be gained slowly in the workplace whereas theories are not able to gained in the workplace unless going through properly lecture.

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  • To LinHan
    The part on minorities always have lower qualifications is not definately true. Because Singapore at this present moment do have minorities with higher qualifications. Even if it is true, lower qualification does not means lower higher post. Because they will have greater experience compared to those with just high qualifications.
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  • Hi Team Thailand! Thanks for your video. I have a question though . For slide 23, it says that ’Singapore is well controlled by the government to prevent the rise of the riots’. How far do you think this is true? Don’ t you think that there are many out there who want to voice out their opinions against the government but are very stifled? What if a bunch of Chee Soon Juan's disciples daringly conducts a riot outside parliament? you never know. these people may be living in our midst.
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Wisp Assignment 2 Thailand T37

  1. 1. Thailand<br />World Issues:A Singapore Perspective<br />Done By:<br />Lim Hui Min Amanda<br />Ang Lin Han<br />Lee Yu Xian Samantha<br />Lim Hui Yun Evan<br />
  2. 2. Introduction<br />What was not right with Thailand in 2000?<br /><ul><li>Prejudice and Discrimination</li></ul>Social inequality<br />Prejudices leading to discrimination<br />Social, cultural, economic and political factors<br />Present day Singapore<br /><ul><li>Comparing Singapore and Thailand (Similarities and Differences)</li></ul>Prevention of social divisions in 2061<br />Contents<br />
  3. 3. Aims<br /><ul><li>To identify prejudice and discrimination
  4. 4. How it was being triggered
  5. 5. Would it affect Singapore if there are similar prejudices and discrimination
  6. 6. How to prevent social divisions in the near future</li></ul>Introduction<br />
  7. 7. Area of Focus<br />
  8. 8. Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat consists of mostly Malays<br />The Southern Thailand was used to be ruled by Muslims<br />Then, the Thais attacked and try to conquer the Muslims<br />Rebellions within the Pattani against the Siamese rule were at 1791 and 1808<br />An Anglo-Siamese treaty of 1909 was then signed between the Great Britain and the Thailand<br />History of Southern Thailand and how they are being treated<br />
  9. 9. The Thais has successfully conquered the Muslims in the 17th century<br />The Siamese government started to emphasize the usage of Thai language in after 1910<br />The south provinces are also served as a dumping ground for corrupted civilian and military officials<br />Disagreement and misunderstanding within them which started violence<br />History of Southern Thailand and how they are being treated<br />
  10. 10. What was not right with Thailand in 2000?<br />Prejudice and Discrimination<br />Social Inequality<br />By Lim Hui Yun Evan<br />
  11. 11. Lack of freedom, human rights and justice<br />Schools had been seen as a representative of the Thai Government, thus students and teachers had been killed as the Muslim believe that it will impose the Buddhist Thai culture<br />Government workers also being targeted by assassins<br />Several other foreign as well as local news channels was banned from broadcasting news that is negative to the military<br />Social Inequality<br />
  12. 12. Lack of Human rights by armed political groups such as deliberate attacks on civilians which includes killing innocent civilians<br />Muslim men, including religious teachers and those graduated from universities in Muslim countries, have the higher rate of becoming “blacklist” of being the supporters of the insurgents<br />Majority employees of the Local government administration are Buddhists<br />Social Inequality<br />
  13. 13. Muslim are being outnumbered by the Buddhist Thai<br />The above chart shows the income rate during the 1960s and 2000<br />It shows that during the insurgency period, the income and gross regional product had a great fall in percent <br />Social Inequality<br />
  14. 14. What was not right with Thailand in 2000?<br />Prejudice and Discrimination<br />Prejudices Leading to Discrimination<br />By Lee Yu Xian Samantha<br />
  15. 15. On 4 January 2004, at an army depot in Narathiwat province, there are 4 soldiers being killed by a group of 50 and more Muslim militants whom also took more than 300 weapons and 20 schools are being burned<br />In October 2004, the TakBai incident happened and killing 84 Muslim demonstrators<br />On 2 January 2010, there are 3 soldiers and 3 civilians being injured by a roadside bomb at the Yala Province<br />South Thailand Insurgency<br />
  16. 16. A population of 63 million people in Thailand and 90% of them were Buddhists<br />A very small percentage of Muslims in Thailand<br />Mostly, the Thai Muslims are settled at the southern part of Thailand such as Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat<br />The Thai Muslims does not know how to communicate in Thai. They are mainly speaking in Malay<br />Thai Muslims are also regarded as second class citizen<br />Prejudice leading to discriminations<br />
  17. 17. The Thai Malays are also forced into learning Thai and becoming one<br />They are also told to identify themselves as Thai Muslim instead of Malay Muslim<br />The corrupted Thai government’s response to media or locals are able to provoke violent reactions from the Thai Malays<br />Prejudice leading to discriminations<br />
  18. 18. The disregard the Thais have for the Malay ethnic group and their language<br />Lack of human rights for the Malays and the political and government structure<br />Muslims were then discriminated and doesn’t have their rights and stand<br />Prejudice leading to discriminations<br />
  19. 19. Thai Muslims are also not being well represented in the public sector and in high status<br />It also known to have the knowledge of Thai language in order to have the positions<br />The Thai Muslim has no standardized Muslim syllabus. It is left to their religious teachers<br />Therefore, Thai Muslim will feel the frustration and that causes them to join the separatists group<br />Prejudice leading to discriminations<br />
  20. 20. What was not right with Thailand in 2000?<br />Prejudice and Discrimination<br />Social, Cultural, Economic and Political Factors<br />By Lim Hui Min Amanda<br />
  21. 21. Muslims have lower education compared to the Buddhist<br />Disrespect of Islam<br /><ul><li>Not allowed to practice Islam
  22. 22. Not allowed to speak Malay</li></ul>Muslims were forced to do things against their will<br />Only Buddhism and Buddhist culture allowed<br />Social and Cultural Factors<br />
  23. 23. Unemployment<br /><ul><li>Buddhists had higher job opportunities
  24. 24. Jobs in Thai sector seldom employ Muslims</li></ul>Income<br /><ul><li>Lowest among the southern provinces</li></ul>Corruption<br /><ul><li>Government misuse power to generate wealth</li></ul>Economic Factors<br />
  25. 25. More Muslims had senior posts in Thai politics<br /><ul><li>Able to voice their grievances</li></ul>Thaksin dismantled southern administration organization<br /><ul><li>Muslims politicians remain silent in fear of repression
  26. 26. Replaced with corrupted police force</li></ul>2005 general election<br /><ul><li>Only one out of eleven Muslim MPs were chosen</li></ul>Political Factors<br />
  27. 27. Present Day Singapore<br />Comparing Singapore and Thailand<br />(Similarities and Differences)<br />By Lim Hui Min Amanda<br />
  28. 28. Increasing populations<br /><ul><li>In Singapore, Non-Chinese locals, which stands a minority, were forced to take up the Mandarin language.
  29. 29. In Thailand, Muslim locals, which stands a minority, were forced to take up the Thai language.</li></ul>Minority locals are always being discriminated<br />Government contains the majority group to serve the country<br />Similarities<br />
  30. 30. Singapore always promotes racial harmony and equality between races, while Thailand does not<br />Singapore is well controlled by the government to prevent the rise of riots as compared to Thailand<br />Differences<br />
  31. 31. Prevention of Social Divisions in 2061<br />By Ang Lin Han<br />
  32. 32. Equality treatment between different races<br />Educate the public about the different race belief’s<br /><ul><li>Schools
  33. 33. Public Community Centers</li></ul>Accept group of Minority talents & workers<br />Social<br />
  34. 34. Eliminate prejudice among the minorities<br />Equal chances for the minorities to hold high post in the government<br />Social<br />
  35. 35. Equality treatment in the workplace, regardless of race<br />Accept group of Minority talents & workers<br />Equal job opportunities between the Majorities & the Minorities<br />Working Environment<br />
  36. 36. Minority Thai-Buddhists will continue to have perception against Thai-Muslims<br />Job opportunities will not be given to the Minorities, because it still exists in a few companies till today<br />Objection from the Majorities of providing chances for Minorities to hold high post in government<br />Challenges Faced<br />
  37. 37. THE END<br />I&apos;m not an atheist and I don&apos;t think I can call myself a pantheist.<br />We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages.<br />The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn&apos;t know what it is.<br />That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.<br />Quoted by: Albert Einstein<br />

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