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  • Little India riot: DPM Teo thanks Home Team officers

    December 10, 2013 4:19 PM 10

    Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean has expressed his appreciation to the Home Team officers who restored order after a riot broke out in Little India on Sunday night. SINGAPORE: Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean has expressed his appreciation to the Home Team officers who restored order after a riot broke out in Little India on Sunday night. Mr Teo, who is also Coordinating

  • Tharman represents Singapore at Mandela's state memorial service

    December 10, 2013 3:32 PM 8

    Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam represented Singapore at the state memorial service held in honour of the late South African former president Nelson Mandela. SINGAPORE: Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam represented Singapore at the state memorial service held in honour of the late South

  • Know mystery man seen asking rioters to stop violent behaviour? Tell us

    December 10, 2013 1:15 AM 8

    In a video posted online of the riot in Little India on Sunday night, one man was seen urging rioters to stop causing further damage to the bus which was involved in a fatal road traffic accident. The accident is said to have sparked off the angry mob. The video clip shows the man pushing away two rioters, who were armed with a rubbish bin and a stick

  • Shops at site of riot in Little India report dip in business

    December 9, 2013 11:09 PM 8

    The majority of businesses along Race Course Road, where the riot broke out on Sunday, have said their business has seen a dip of 10 to 30 per cent. SINGAPORE: The majority of businesses along Race Course Road, where the riot broke out on Sunday, have said their business has seen a dip of 10 to 30 per cent. A check by Channel NewsAsia’s reporter showed

  • 29th man in online vice ring convicted in Singapore

    December 9, 2013 3:52 PM 26

    The 29th man to be convicted in a long-running online vice case in Singapore was jailed for 9 weeks Monday on charges of having commercial sex with an underage escort. (Image: infinitelegroom.com) Singapore — The 29th man to be convicted in a long-running online vice case was jailed for nine weeks on Monday in Singapore for having commercial sex with an underaged

  • Keep xenophobia and racial remarks out of conversation: Lawrence Wong

    December 9, 2013 12:53 PM 9

    Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong has called on the public to keep xenophobia and racial remarks out of the conversation in the aftermath of the violence in the Little India district. SINGAPORE: Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong has called on the public to keep xenophobia and racial remarks out of the conversation

  • Firefighters putting out flames on vehicles engulfed by fire

    December 9, 2013 10:24 AM 3

    Firefighters are at the scene putting out the flames that had engulfed two vehicles, believed to be an SCDF ambulance and a police patrol car. There were at least four police patrol cars overturned along the road. One minibus - which appeared to have collided with a civilian vehicle - was further down Buffalo Road. All the rioters appear to have dispersed

  • Man jailed for paid sex with minor

    December 9, 2013 5:40 AM 3

    A former assistant engineer with the Singapore Air Force was on Monday jailed nine weeks for paying a 17-year-old for sex. SINGAPORE: A former assistant engineer with the Singapore Air Force was on Monday jailed nine weeks for paying a 17-year-old for sex. 35-year-old Goh Wee Seong paid the minor S$500 for her services in late October 2010. The prosecution

  • Little India MPs seek stricter alcohol rules

    December 9, 2013 4:50 AM 9

    Shopowners in Little India whose business has suffered support idea The MPs from the wards in Little India are pushing for even tougher measures in response to the Ministry of Home Affairs' (MHA) proposal to implement alcohol-free zones in the area. And they have the support of shopowners in the affected area, who just a year ago were dead set against

  • Bangladesh High Commission in S'pore urges calm and restraint

    December 9, 2013 3:08 AM 7

    The Bangladesh High Commissioner in Singapore has called on the Bangladesh community to exercise utmost calm and restraint, and fully cooperate with law enforcement agencies following the riot in the Little India district. SINGAPORE: The Bangladesh High Commissioner in Singapore, Mr Mahbubuz Zaman, has called on the Bangladesh community to exercise utmost