25 Feb '11, 11pm

#Singapore: Singapore submits human rights report to UN: SINGAPORE'S first report to the United Nations (UN) on

With its multi-racial, multi-religious and multilingual population, the Singapore has 'no margin for error'. -- PHOTO: BT SINGAPORE'S first report to the United Nations (UN) on the state of human rights here highlights its achievements in health, housing and education. It also takes a firm stand in areas such as the death penalty, detention without trial, and limits on certain freedoms including those of speech, assembly and the press. Singapore respects the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the report released on Friday makes clear. But it maintains that the manner in which all rights are attained 'must take cognisance of specific national circumstances and aspirations'. With its multi-racial, multi-religious and multilingual population, the young city state has 'no margin for error'. It insists on the rule of law to ensure stability and secur...

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