Tag Archives: LITTLE INDIA

INDIAN FTS CONVICTED OF GANG ROBBERY IN LITTLE INDIA

4 Indian nationals were convicted of gang robbery today at the courts for staging a false police raid on a shop believed to be involved in illegal money remittance, and making off with $1.27 million worth of cash in 2012. A fifth accomplice, taxi driver and police reservist Mohammad Ansari Abdul Hussain, was sentenced to 8 years jail and 12 strokes of the cane in 2013 for providing the police uniforms and posing as a cop during the false raid.

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POLICE COMMISSIONER NG KENA BANISH TO PUB FOR MAKING SPF MALU DURING LITTLE INDIA COI?

Looking at the graphs above, it appears that the government is certainly answerable for not planning ahead Singapore’s infrastructure support while increasing the population. It is not just police officers but other infrastructure as well like transport, housing, hospital beds etc, which are sorely lacking in view of the explosive population growth especially after 2006. It is not known if Mr Ng’s frank testimony at the Little India Riot COI earlier this year has precipitated his reassignment to “jaga” water.

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POLICE WANT TO STOP SALES OF BOTTLED BEER AT TEKKA

Ms Rizwana Sahul Hameed, 25, who works at Coral Retreat and Holidays in Dunlop Street, said business has been up 60 per cent since the ban started. "There are more locals and families walking in and making reservations because it's quieter and not as crowded as before," she said.

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Little India Riot Report: Heads Must Roll

DAC Lu should be demoted and never allowed to take charge of a division until he proves himself. In the aftermath of the ‘Mas Selamat escape’ and the ‘death of a trainee at the Commando Camp’, supervisory officers were taken to task and disciplined. Why not give it to DC Hoong Wee Teck? Just look at DC Hoong’s record – he joined as an Inspector in the late 80s, rose through the ranks and has enormous experience especially in investigation. Just look at the sterling work he’s done as CID Director. Wasn’t he always the more qualified officer to lead the SPF?

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SINGAPORE IS BECOMING LAWLESS

While waiting in line at the post office, two notices caught my attention. One was a police alert while the other warned against being duped by lottery scammers and kidnap ruses. At shopping malls these days, a life size cardboard cop serves as a substitute for the real thing. Foreigners have seized the opportunity to blatantly break the law: busking, fly in and fly out criminal elements, murders, vice, strikes, thuggish conduct and even rioting in Little India.

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Convicted Little India rioter gets 30 months jail and 3 strokes of the cane

A former construction worker has been sentenced to 30 months’ jail and three strokes of the cane for rioting and setting a bus on fire in Little India last year. Ramalingam Sakthivel, 33, is the first man to have pleaded guilty and sentenced for rioting on Dec 8, last year. Sakthivel had rallied other rioters around him in Race Course Road to flip over a police vehicle. The Indian national had also repeatedly hit a Singapore Civil Defence Force ambulance with a pole. Sakthivel also tried to set a bus on fire by throwing burning items into its fuel gas inlet.

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Police acted too slowly in arresting troublemakers, says CISCO officer

SINGAPORE — The police had acted too slowly in arresting some of the “troublemakers” when the riot broke out in Little India on Dec 8 last year, which led the situation to spiral out of control, said an auxiliary officer who was caught in the chaos that day. Mr Nathan Chandra Sekaran, who was one of two Certis CISCO officers to testify before a Committee of Inquiry (COI) hearing yesterday, also said some of the foreign workers gathered in the crowd had shouted in Tamil that they wanted to burn the vehicle and kill bus timekeeper Wong Geck Woon.

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Riot In Retrospect

“The accident happened at the wrong place, at the wrong time.” Settled in the rustic enclave of Belilios Lane, business on a Sunday evening was taking place as usual when the riot began. “But I’m very sure this is the last time this happens in Singapore, the government will make sure of that.”

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