30 May 2006

Singapore's Unique Multiculturalism

From SBS Radio - World View
30.5.2006 17:45:44

Singapore's government keeps a tight grip on many things.

Multiculturalism and religious tolerance is one of them.

The city-state is so tiny that harmony between the three main ethnic groups is essential to maintaining the economy.

After race riots in 1969, the ruling party put in place firm multicultural policies.

As Rebecca Henschke reports, the government controls where people live, the make-up of political parties, and what languages young people learn at school.

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