Ss Bonding Singapore Essays On Success

 

SELF_NOTES/HUMANITIES/SOCIAL_STUDIES/TOPIC_BY_TOPIC/GAMILEO TENG

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Maria Hertogh Riots in 1950s

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1940s: Dutch couple was imprisoned by Japanese.They placed their daughter under a Malay, Aminah.

y

Maria is then raised as a Muslim and married aMalay teacher at 13 y/o

y

hen parents are released, they demanded thereturn of Maria. Refusal by Aminah led to a court trial 

wide media coverage

unhappiness amongMuslim community.

y

hen Maria was returned to her Dutch parents,many felt that the British legal system was biased against the Muslims, and that the welfare of Muslims were not looked into.

o

 Anger towards Eurasian and Europeancommunities

riots

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Media coverage through English, Malay and Tamil newspapers were published. These included thecourt's decision to annul Maria's marriage and beingin a Christian Convent 

y

24-hour curfew called in for 2 weeks. British and Malayan called in to maintain peace, alongsideSingapore troopsdifferences amongst religions are not handled appropriately, anger and grievances may build upamong the community, and acts of hostility may result.

y

Distrust amongst the peoplealso cause a less cohesivesociety, and the ease for external factors to affect thecountry.

y

Thus, along with themanagement of differencesamong different races, themanagement amongdifferent religions is crucial,and is the amongst the most important factorsdetermining the stability of acountry.Threats from external forces1.

Transnational terrorism: acts of violence which areglobal in terms of aims, organisation and impact.2.

Race and religion can be weapons to create ill feelingsamong different ethnic groups, threatening religious and racial harmony in the country.3.

Jemaah Islamiyah [JI] in 2001

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34 members of JI arrested under Internal Security  Act for involvement in terrorist-related activitiesbetween 2001 and 2002 

y

Fund raised and bought bomb-making materials,targeting Singapore's MOE and US embassy.

y

In April 2005, another JI member, in charge of bomb and weapons making was arrested.

y

Political leaders and religious leaders called uponthe people to remain calm and committed to living ina harmonious society.

y

Muslim leaders condemned JI in unison, and emphasised that JI was not supported by the

y

This would affect Singapore's society as theremay be distrust among themultiple ethnic groups present.

y

For example, the JI arrestsmay have made the Chineseand Indians suspicious of the Malays and Muslims,staying away from them.

y

This would then causemisunderstandings and theunhappiness of Malays and Muslims. An uproar may result, and riots and protestsmay occur.

y

However, this is less crucial as compared to above twoas with social cohesionthrough the proper management of racial and 

Noun

A noun (from Latinnōmen, literally meaning "name") is a word that functions as the name of some specific thing or set of things, such as living creatures, objects, places, actions, qualities, states of existence, or ideas.Linguistically, a noun is a member of a large, openpart of speech whose members can occur as the main word in the subject of a clause, the object of a verb, or the object of a preposition.

Lexical categories (parts of speech) are defined in terms of the ways in which their members combine with other kinds of expressions. The syntactic rules for nouns differ from language to language. In English, nouns are those words which can occur with articles and attributive adjectives and can function as the head of a noun phrase.

History

Word classes (parts of speech) were described by Sanskrit grammarians from at least the 5th century BC. In Yāska's Nirukta, the noun (nāma) is one of the four main categories of words defined.

The Ancient Greek equivalent was ónoma (ὄνομα), referred to by Plato in the Cratylus dialog, and later listed as one of the eight parts of speech in The Art of Grammar, attributed to Dionysius Thrax (2nd century BC). The term used in Latin grammar was nōmen. All of these terms for "noun" were also words meaning "name". The English word noun is derived from the Latin term, through the Anglo-Normannoun.

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