Daily Archives: 2014-01-20

Alleged Little India rioters want to make representations to COI

Lawyer M Ravi, who is representing six Indian nationals who are alleged to have participated in the riot in Little India on 8 December, has written to the Ministry of Home Affairs to inform the authorities of his clients’ wish to make representation at the Committee of Inquiry hearings into the incident. The four-member COI was convened by Deputy Prime …

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The alternative news in 1 day? (part 33) – Unions to help Five Stars’ workers?

I refer to the article “Unions helping workers affected by closure of Five Stars Tours” (Channel NewsAsia, Jan 18). Unions helping Five Stars Tours’ workers? In a joint statement by Singapore Manual and Mercantile Workers’ Union (SMMWU) and National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), they said that the affected workers of Five Stars Tours will be informed of the avenues of assistance …

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Police powers to be enhanced in new Bill

By Andrew Loh In its latest reaction to the December riot in Little India, the Ministry of Home Affairs today introduced a new Public Order (Additional Temporary Measures) Bill in Parliament. The Bill, introduced by Deputy Prime Minister and Home Affairs Minister, Teo Chee Hean, will allow the police to further regulate the sale, supply and consumption of alcohol in areas …

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Second disruption since fare hike leaves public angry

By Andrew Loh In the second disruption to train service since the announcement of a 3.2 per cent fare hike for public transport on Thursday, some 19,000 commuters were left stranded on Monday. A disruption on the North-South MRT line between Yio Chu Kang and Ang Mo Kio MRT stations at 8.11am on Monday was caused by what was reported …

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Mobile phone thief identified within an hour of FB video upload

Winnie, a shop owner at *SCAPE2 in Orchard posted a video on Facebook of a lady taking a mobile phone from a desk in her shop which belongs to her sister. She wrote: “My sister Missy Ping had her ‘iphone5S Gold 16G’ got stolen by the lady as captured on my CCTV. Happened on 19 January 2014 8:07pm at our …

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