15 Dec '11, 11am

Democracy not a Western product #sgelection #sgelections #sgpolitics #sgpresident

Democracy not a Western product #sgelection #sgelections #sgpolitics #sgpresident

The Singapore Democrats recently marked World Human Rights Day on 10 December with this video message from Ms Teo Soh Lung. But the PAP insists that human rights - and by extension, democracy - is a Western concept alien to the Asian mindset. We present below historical facts to demonstrate that this is patently untrue and debunk, once and for all, the idea that advocates of democracy are doing the bidding of the West. Following WWII, the Allied Powers announced the formation of the United Nations. The UN was tasked with bringing governments together with the hope of preventing a repeat of the atrocities committed during the World Wars that took place in the first half of the twentieth century. The UN developed a charter which leads with the affirmation of "faith in fundamental human rights, in the equal rights of men and women". Eleanor Roosevelt, then widow of president ...

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