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International Norms Sending Countries 3/12/2008 AS150 “Migration and Multiculturalism in Asia”
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Asian Values Singapore, Malaysia, China Asia: Collective over individual rights, social order, strong government, economic development first Universal human rights as Western imperialism NGOs seen as pawns of the West Activists must avoid the government’s criticism.
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International Norms The principles of human rights established in the international covenants, individual rights, regardless of nationality, ethnicity, class, gender, legal status Moral guidance but that is reinterpreted in local ways Local is global. Regional examples, such as Japan
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The government’s goal: Malaysia to become a developed country by 2020. A global model of ethnic diversity The government is sensitive & under pressure to compromise to the international standards. This provides NGOs with a small space
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