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Social Issues



United States approves Gay Marriages


Arranged Marriages & Transactions


Divorce rate in Singapore is about 10%, means 1 out of 10 marriages end up in divorce. Divorce rates in Singapore are quite low. Interethnic marriages in singapore are somewhat more likely to end in divorce than were marriages within an ethnic group. Younger married persons in the age group of 20 – 24 years registered the highest divorce rate in 2008.  

unreasonable behaviour of spouse

Neglect & Irresponsibility

Living Apart/Separated for >3years

money pressures

increasing number of divorce rates

rise in single-parent families, 1971-2003: proportion of lone-parent househouse x2


Women's Rights

first call: 1972 book-> Vindication of the Rights of Women



Racial Issues


Rwanda, 1994

Holocaust, 1942

Racial Discrimination

The Apartheid System

Melbourne, Australia

Racial Harmony

Malays' Protectionist Policy

Racial Harmony Day


Societal Norms

Reserving tables with Tissue Paper & other paraphernalia

Rampant use of Singlish

Societal Values

Conservative Culture

Respect For Elders


"Kiasu" Culture


Political Ampathy

Declining Respect for Elders

Declining Resilience

Increasing rates of Youth Crime


crime rate in Sg down by 4.5%

Public Awareness Campaigns

New Media, SPF Facebook, YouTube, Razor TV i-programme

Capital Punishment

Capital punishment, the death penalty, or execution is the infliction of death upon a person by judicial process as a punishment for an offence. Crimes that can result in a death penalty are known as capital crimes or capital offences.

Drug-Trafficking Offenders

Murder-related Offences

Arms Offences Act

Corporal Punishment

Corporal punishment is a kind of physical punishment that involves the deliberate infliction of pain as retribution for an offence, or for the purpose of disciplining or reforming a wrongdoer, or to deter attitudes or behaviour deemed unacceptable. The term usually refers to methodically striking the offender with an implement, whether in judicial, domestic, or educational settings. Corporal punishment may be divided into three main types: parental or domestic corporal punishment: within the family—typically, children punished by parents or guardians; school corporal punishment: within schools, when students are punished by teachers or school administrators, or, in the past, apprentices by master craftsmen; judicial corporal punishment: as part of a criminal sentence ordered by a court of law. Closely related is prison corporal punishment, ordered either directly by the prison authorities or by a visiting court. Corporal punishment of minors within domestic settings is lawful in all 50 of the United States and, according to a 2000 survey, is widely approved by parents.[1] It has been officially outlawed in 29 countries.[2] Corporal punishment in school is still legal in some parts of the world, including 20 of the States of the USA, but has been outlawed in other places, including Canada, Kenya, Japan, South Africa, New Zealand, and nearly all of Europe except the Czech Republic[3] and France.[4] Judicial corporal punishment has virtually disappeared from the western world but remains in force in many parts of Africa and Asia.    

Pros, Quick & Efficient, Low Costs of Upkeep, Deters Unruliness

Cons, Lowers Self-Esteem, Instills Hostility