04 Oct '11, 7am

Students to be taught ‘right’ political values?: By Seah Chiang Nee In the face of rapid

Students to be taught ‘right’ political values?: By Seah Chiang Nee In the face of rapid

Singapore's education system will be changed to include the teaching of political values. (Yahoo! photo) In the face of rapid social and political changes, the government plans to shift its education system more towards building character and values and understanding local politics. It comes at a time when Singaporeans are clamouring for a greater degree of personal liberties and liberal democracy in a city where bonds are being diluted by mass foreign arrivals. In the eyes of the government, they require a new effort to reinforce national and individual values, particularly in politics, which had guided the city for the past 46 years. On Wednesday last week, the government announced a record-high population of 5.18 million, of which 37 per cent came from abroad. This was another growth of 2.1 per cent in the past six months. The continuing influx has raised resentment amo...

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