The first riot in Singapore after 40 years of tranquility


The Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean was disappointed for the troubles. “Whatever events may have sparked the rioting, there is no excuse for such violent, destructive and criminal behavior. I want to make very clear that the government will not tolerate such lawless behavior. I have asked the police to investigate the matter thoroughly and deal with all aspects of this incident and all persons involved, strictly, firmly and fairly according to our law”, he said. He also asked on Facebook for Singaporeans to stay calm.
At least 18 people, including 10 policemen, were injured in the rioting. 300 police officers were deployed to the site after the riot. The police has deployed the Special Operations Command on the scene.
Hundred thousands South Asians work in Singapore’s construction, services and industrial sectors.


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