Rioting in Singapore-Something Finally Happens Mausoleum


bill barilko
#1
Singaporeans have to be some of the most boring people on the planet-Belgians without the beer.It figures that it would be Indians to bite the hand that feeds them I hope they lock them all up for the maximum amount of time then send them back to wherever they came from.Actually I think that Indians there have watched too much TV they're starting to act like Vancouverites.

Singapore bus death triggers riot


Riots in Singapore's Little India district. 8 Dec 2013
Several vehicles were set on fire during the disturbances


Police in Singapore have made 27 arrests after hundreds of people took part in a riot sparked by the death of an Indian national.

Trouble started after the 33-year-old man was knocked down by a private bus in a district known as Little India.

About 400 people took to the streets, hurling railings at police and torching police cars and an ambulance.

At least 16 people were hurt, most of them police officers, before the violence was brought under control.

Police commissioner Ng Joo Hee said it was the first rioting in Singapore in more than 30 years.

He condemned the rioting as "intolerable, wanton violence".

"It is not the Singapore way," he added.

'Criminal behaviour'
Pictures and videos posted in social media showed two police cars being overturned by the mob. Several private vehicles were also damaged.

Rioting in Singapore is punishable by up to seven years in prison plus caning.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that "whatever events may have sparked the rioting, there is no excuse for such violent, destructive, and criminal behaviour".

"We will spare no effort to identify the culprits and deal with them with the full force of the law," he said in a statement.

Correspondents say the outbreak of public disorder is rare in strictly governed Singapore.

The hi-tech, wealthy city-state depends heavily on guest workers, with labourers from South Asia dominating sectors like construction.


Rioters overturned two police cars

Many congregate in Little India on Sundays to shop, drink and socialise.


Little India is home to Singapore's South Asian workforce
 
WLDB
#2
Given how tough the laws are and how well policed the place is Im surprised that a riot broke out. This may be interesting.
 
gerryh
#3
I can see a whole mess of people going to jail for 5 to 7 years as an example and as to guarantee that there are no riots for at least another 30 years.
 
taxslave
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by gerryhView Post

I can see a whole mess of people going to jail for 5 to 7 years as an example and as to guarantee that there are no riots for at least another 30 years.

ANy bets on them being the right ones?
 
bill barilko
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

ANy bets on them being the right ones?

With all the filming that was going on the cops would have a pretty good idea-here in Vancouver it took forever but they nailed dozen & dozen of perps-all caught red handed on tape.
 

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