Tag: Alcohol Abuse

Little India: Was street culture a factor?

The Little India riot Committee of Inquiry identified the street sub-culture among the working class men of Tamil Nadu as a possible factor for the events following the accidental death of a foreign worker. Mob violence usually took over as the street crowds sought revenge...

MARUAH mulls over the future of Little India

Human rights group MARUAH held a forum on Feb 12 to discuss the hastily-tabled Public Order (Additional Temporary Measures) Bill. The Bill will be discussed in parliament next Monday, Feb 17. The civil rights group raised some issues of concern: possibility of abuse in implementation, relevance of...

Don’t simply blame the booze

By Augustine Low The booze did it, as far as the government is concerned. From day one, it has singled out alcohol as the likely cause, while asking Singaporeans to stop speculating why the Little India riot took place. In the immediate aftermath, Lui Tuck Yew,...

Don't wait for COI, act on these three issues now

By Vignesh Naidu There are three areas that need urgent attention in the aftermath of the Little India riot. And these actions need not wait for the findings of the Committee of Inquiry to be out. Road Safety A couple of weeks ago I learnt...