Thursday, April 24, 2014   

Singapore takes stock of foreign worker gathering sites
(12-09 18:44)

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said a committee will be set up to investigate the cause of the rioting last night in an Indian enclave.
Lee said the panel will look into the factors leading to the incident and the handling of the incident.
“It will also review the current measures to manage areas where foreign workers congregate, whether they are adequate and how they can be improved. MHA [Ministry of Home Affairs] will provide more details when ready," he said in a statement.
Lee said the vast majority of foreign workers in Singapore are law-abiding.
“They contribute to our economy, working hard to earn a living and support their families back home. We must not allow this bad incident to tarnish our views of the foreign worker community here, " he said.
The Indian worker killed in the traffic accident preceding the riot was identified as 33-year-old Sakthivel Kumaravelu.
The traffic accident was classified as causing death by negligent act, which could mean a jail term of up to two years.
Lee offered his deepest condolences to the family of Kumaravelu and urged Singaporeans to remain calm and continue with their daily lives.—Xinhua
   
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