Tag: Little India Riots

COI Chairman on Straits Times story: It’s…Contempt of Court

COI Chairman G Pannir Selvam has told the inquiry what the Straits Times did – by running a story on the bus driver relating to what he will be testifying before the Inquiry – was contempt of court. Here's an excerpt from TODAY Online's COI...

Does Little India Bill mask the state’s true intent?

By Vincent Wijeysingha Home Affairs Deputy Secretary of Operations and Development Roy Quek is the latest government officer to defend the Public Order (Additional Temporary Provisions) Bill currently proceeding through Parliament. Writing in the civil service’s news portal, Challenge, he said powers contained in the...

Security Threats or Scapegoats?

By Benjamin Cheah Among the 57 foreign workers   repatriated for allegedly participating in the Little India riots, four of   them were originally slated to face criminal charges. While the   Attorney-General's Chambers decided to withdraw the charges against those   four, they were deported anyway for being...

Why there should be a coroner’s inquiry

By Elias Tan  The swiftness with which the government has dealt with those allegedly involved in the Little India riot pales in comparison with the fate of the bus driver who is believed to have caused the death of the worker that triggered the night...

Little India Riot: Allegations of Police Assault

On Friday, four more men were handed out additional charges for alleged rioting and one Arun Kaliamurthy who was charged previously made allegations of repeated police assault. Two charges were filed in court on Arumugam Karthik for overturning and torching a police car. Chinnappa Prabakaran was...

What is the fate of that bus driver?

By Augustine Low We still know nothing about the culpability of one man in the Litle India riot – the driver who ran over the migrant worker. But we already know about the culpability of the 300 Little India rioters. The facts are staggering. In just...

Little India riot: A case of self denial

By Tan Bah Bah News of the riot in Little India on Dec 8 first reached me when someone flashed me what looked like headlines, with pictures and a video. That was how quick the social media picked up the action. The event did not...

ST writes to The Independent Singapore

I'm writing on behalf of The Straits Times about a post in your site  which wrongly attributed remarks to us https://theindependent.sg/little-india-riots-afterthoughts/  "The  government must take a serious look at how foreign workers are treated in  Singapore. Over the years, they have been a steady stream...

Weekend enclaves: What can be done

By Gaurav Sharma So now that the  dust is slowly settling on the unfortunate events of last Sunday, it's probably  time to look at the “weekend enclaves” in Singapore. The city state has  seen the mushrooming of many such places in the recent past, where low-income ...

The Riot: A Young Singaporean's Perspective

By Benjamin Cheah I awoke on Monday morning to news of  the riot at Little India. I didn't expect a riot to mark my first day of work at  The Independent Singapore. But the riot itself was not surprising. While I grew  up in a...