Tag: Little India riot

Surprise, surprise…medals for Little India riot officers

The government is trying very hard to keep the morale of the police force up in the aftermath of the huge embarrassment the Home Team suffered during the Little India riot. PM Lee Hsien Loong had a highly-publicised lunch with the key members of...

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...

Little India riot report: Where is the SCDF in all this?

Critics have thrown scorn at the Little India Riot COI report.  Some said the COI gave the Home Team only a slap on the wrist - citing the fact that the Home Team was too busy standing their ground as rioters went to town...

Ravi again

Now the High Court has added another dimension to lawyer M Ravi’s involvement with the five men over the Little India riot case. It wants him to pay the bill for an application he filed, and later withdrew, on behalf of his five clients. This...

Not that way, lawyer Ravi

Lawyer M Ravi has been a breath of fresh air to the law scene here. He takes on cases that many others won’t dare to touch. And he has the gumption to test the waters on matters relating to the Constitution. Who can forget...

When will the government listen?

Fatimah Lateef is one flustered and exasperated politician. The MP for Marine Parade GRC has been crying out loud about the nocturnal activities going on in her Geylang ward since 2012. Nothing much was done. Then the Police Commissioner went to the Commission of Inquiry...

$2.2 billion plan to transform Geylang

By Tan Bah Bah who was born in Geylang By 2034, Geylang will cease to be an area of concern. The Commissioner of Police recently told the Committee of  Inquiry on the Little India riot that he was more worried about Geylang than Little India....

Little India inquiry’s fearless duo

by Tan Bah Bah So far we have not heard anything much from NTUC's John   De Payva or chairman of West Coast CCC's Chua Thiam Chwee at the Committee of Inquiry hearing on the Little India riot. But the Singapore Police Force and The Straits Times had...

Little India: more security, more control

Parliament is in session today. Many of the highlights are about Little India -  the life there after a riot that included flipped police cars, burnt ambulances and plenty of fingers pointing at the bottle. So, in case your Facebook and Twitter feeds are too...