12 July, 2008

Human Rights 人权

Wikipedia defines human rights as the "basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled."
So what are the basic rights and freedoms ?
To me the basic rights and freedoms should be subjected to condition that they will not adversely affect other people. eg. one cannot walk in a crowded area swinging his arms freely as he will hit others.
So, should we allow people to have freedom to speech that will result in racial unrest ? Just saw a YouTube video titled "Buddhism is stupid and evil." You may think this guy has his right to express his view but in Singapore, we are a multi-racial, multi-religious society, we have gone through racial unrest and we do not think we should allow people such a right.
In the name of Human Rights, other countries should not impose upon Singapore to do things their way. Let us have our right to decide.
It is not just the government policy, it is the majority Singaporeans' agreement.

Article 1 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) states :
"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood."
Sounds good, but why America attacked her brother Iraq ?

The Us detain prisoners captured in Afghanistan and currently being held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba without giving them the right to be trial in court, you call this Human rights ?

If you go to the US, the way you are treated by the immigration and the custom, you will wonder how could these people criticise others on Human Rights ?

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