Tag: Little India

Social studies, Little India riot, and a sad case of confirmation bias

By Howard Lee Parents who have had misgivings about what social studies is teaching their children in secondary school would now have reason to erase all doubt – in the most appalling way. In a news report by Yahoo! Singapore, the social studies textbook for upper...

Seven months after the Little India riot…

More cameras, more police officers and better lighting. In Parliament today, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean announced moves to better police areas frequented by foreign workers in reaction to the Little India riot. He said: “We intend to increase the number of troops from...

When right is not really right with migrant worker laws

Singapore needs to work on enforcing the rights of migrant workers, not just informing them of their rights, said the President of Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2), Russell Heng. Responding to the Little India Riot COI, Heng said today that TWC2 welcomes its recommendations that...

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...

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...

Will Little India still be Little India?

Human rights group, MARUAH, will be holding a panel discussion on the impact of the proposed Public Order (Additional Temporary Measures) Bill on the social landscape of Little India. The bill was last announced in January and is scheduled for second reading on February 17 in...

Stuck in Little India

He stretches out his hand and drops the little black button, no larger than a shirt button, into the plastic bowl. The shop owner hastily shoves a packet of food into his hands. Pomiah Chandran Suresh has often frequented the soup kitchen at Dunlop...

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...

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...