Home > News > Regional
Thursday February 20, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Thursday February 20, 2014 MYT 7:47:15 AM
The Committee of Inquiry (COI) hearing into the Little India riot which took place on Dec 8 last year is an opportunity to take stock of events, address concerns and consider improvements that reduce the risk of such an incident from recurring, said Senior State Counsel David Khoo.
He said: “Above all, it brings us a step closer to ensuring that while our nation cannot be crisis-proof, we are always crisis-prepared.”
Citing “much to do in the coming weeks”, Khoo said the three main themes of the COI, which is expected to last six weeks, can be summed up in three words: how, why and what.
Firstly, he said that the hearing aims to find out how the accident which killed Indian national Sakthivel Kumaravelu, 33, occurred, how the riot unfolded and how the authorities managed the riot. — The Straits Times / Asia News Network
Tags / Keywords:
Singapore bans local documentary on political exiles
Singapore air pollution soars due to Indonesian forest fires
Another dengue strain resurfacing
Air pollution hits unhealthy levels
Policy of matching toll rates a ‘long-standing’ one
Bangladesh’s Zia goes on trial for graft
Vietnam debates sex work: 'social evil' or legitmate job?
New Zealand PM pushes flag change after election win
Tropical storm Fung-Wong lashes Taiwan
Tropical storm Fung-Wong lashes Taiwan, killing one
Thai police question speedboat driver over British murders
Volunteers help construct concrete houses for needy families
Nadal puzzled as Spain pick female Davis Cup captain
Epic solo hike from Mexico to Canada
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)