Police officers watch over migrant workers as they wait for shuttle buses to take them back their dormitories in Little India. (AP Photo/Joseph Nair)
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The Committee of Inquiry into last December’s riot in Little India is now underway. Different witnesses appear each day, providing their perspective of what happened that night.
The findings of the committee won’t be published for about six months, and so it’s still impossible to comment what their investigation will reveal. But what we can already see from the inquiry is the layers and layers of complexity surrounding what happened on the fateful night of December 8.
For example, Senior Staff Sergeant Mydeen Sahul Hameed said the workers who rioted were upset that their friend had died, but also felt that they were not respected in Singapore.Read More »from COMMENT: Ongoing Little India COI shows complexity of factors led to riot