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Published: Sunday December 15, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Sunday December 15, 2013 MYT 7:24:24 AM

Four appointed to establish factors that led to the Little India incident

Home Affairs Minister Teo Chee Hean has appointed a four-member Committee of Inquiry to look into the riot at Little India last Sunday.

The COI will be chaired by former Judge of the Supreme Court G. Pannir Selvam.

Other members of the committee are former Commissioner of Police Tee Tua Ba, former president of the Singapore National Trades Union Congress John De Payva and chairman of the West Coast Citizens’ Consultative Com­mittee Andrew Chua.

The committee will establish the factors and circumstances that led to the riot on Dec 8 and also establish how the riot unfolded and how the response forces managed the incident.

They will also consider whether current measures to manage incidents in the areas where foreign workers congregate are adequate and recommend if any further measures are needed to improve the management of this and to reduce the risk of such incidents happening again.

Teo, who is Deputy Prime Minister, at a media conference on Friday evening said that the committee was chosen because they understand workers relations and with their experience they will be able to examine these issues thoroughly.

DPM Teo added that the team was keen to start their work.

The findings of the committee will be made public. — The Straits Times/ Asia News Network

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