Daily Archives: 2013-12-20

Little India riots: Learning from the experience?

By Leong Sze Hian I refer to the article “Little India Riot: Repatriation of 53 workers under way” (Straits Times, Dec 20). It states that “The actions of the 53 workers during the riot ranged from obstructing the police to failing to obey police orders to disperse, police investigations showed. They were deemed to have posed a threat to the …

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“Refuse to do it, but annoyed by someone who did it”

By Botak Ray  Translated and submitted by Tammy Tan Original Chinese Text  Yesterday, I mentioned that Singapore’s education system is akin to a class society. Shortly after I posted my article on Facebook, some commentators rebutted my claim with the fact that Singapore (‘s government) gives equal emphasis to education and sports. Of course, Singapore government has spared no effort …

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Amnesty International – Fair hearing to migrants facing deportation over riot

Statement from Amnesty International – Singapore must give fair hearing to migrants facing deportation over riot [spacer style=”1″ icon=”none”] The Singapore authorities must prevent arbitrary deportation for 53 migrant workers set to be expulsed for their involvement in a riot, Amnesty International said today. Singapore said the mainly Indian labourers would be “repatriated”, while another 28 workers face criminal charges for …

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