Daily Archives: 2013-12-09

Two Different Fires

By Preet Kaur / Photos by Vinod Rai Sharma 8 December 2013 [slider_pro id=”2″] 9:36pm “Can we make a move? Grab dinner and get out of here? I’m exhausted.” The bride and groom had just completed the last of their seven perambulations around the sacred fire. Behind a large red cloth to keep away prying eyes, he marked the parting …

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Why do we need a diverse place for freedom of speech?

By Aloysius Chia In lieu of the recent contempt of court case regarding Alex Au, a prominent blogger who has written many articles about social issues, some might say that this is another blow to socio-political discourse. Such incidences are always significant for their ability not just to assert the authority of the judiciary, which says it is doing it on …

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Little India riot: An “accident waiting to happen”?

By Leong Sze Hian I refer to the articles “Little India Riot: 27 nabbed; More expected to be arrested in ‘hours and days that follow’” and “27 suspects from South Asia arrested in connection with the Little India riot“ (Straits Times, Dec 9). The latter article states that “no Singaporean was believed to have been involved in the riot, adding that …

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The love-hate relationship

1:45am:  Online postings are up ferociously and they are all about the riots at Racecourse Road in Little India. Sometimes I do wonder who the rioters are and why are they here in Singapore. Much is being said on the trouble which they have caused, and questions raised, such as: , should the government have allowed these workers here in …

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Riot in Little India over fatal accident of Indian national

By Terry Xu The first riot in Singapore in more than 40 years happened in Little India last night, Sunday. All accounts on the ground say what sparked off the riot was the fatal traffic accident where an Indian national was knocked down by a bus that ferries workers back and forth from Little India to their dormitories. (The driver …

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SPF comments on riot at Little India

Police Statement made on Singapore Police Force’s facebook page at 1 am, 9th December 2013 (link) [spacer style=”1″ icon=”none”] On 8 Dec at 2123 hrs, a fatal traffic accident occurred between a private bus and a person at the junction of Race Course Road and Hampshire Road. Shortly after, a riot broke out involving a crowd of about 400 subjects …

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