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PROTEST WAS SUCCESSFUL, SHOWS S'POREANS CAN DEBATE RACE ISSUES PEACEFULLY

Activist Gilbert Goh is happy to have had a peaceful, silent protest even though the topic did have racial connotations. He asked the Government to look at this example and stop being too uptight as Singaporeans are mature enough to handle such topics.

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HAWKERS SEEK OUT PAP MP TO SAVE THEM FROM SUNDAY ALCOHOL BAN AT LITTLE INDIA

Hawkers at Little India's Tekka Market have received notices informing them that from next month onwards, sale of alcohol will be prohibited from 6PM onwards for safety reasons. This has left several hawkers fuming. Several hawkers interviewed say that their earnings come mainly from the Sunday crowd, and commented that the alcohol ban would affect them badly.

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MALAYS SAVED US, SAYS CHINESE REPORTER BEATEN BY LOW YAT MOB

A reporter who was beaten up while covering the brawl at Low Yat Plaza on Sunday has shared another side to the ugly incident. According to Sin Chew Daily crime reporter Chan Woei Loon, what had happened over the weekend had nothing to do with race as proven by the people who had saved him from being beaten up.

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MASSIVE FIGHT BETWEEN FOREIGN WORKERS ON NEW YEAR'S DAY!

In September 1983, a group of South Korean workers fought with some Malaysians at a shopping complex. They only stopped fighting when a policeman fired a warning shot. And in March last year, police managed to stop a fight between 80 South Korean workers from spreading at a hotel in Upper East Coast Road.

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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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IVY SINGH-LIM: SEND OUR POLICEMEN TO OTHER COUNTRIES TO CONTROL RIOTS

I would propose that we send our police officers to neighbouring countries to assist in controlling their protests instead. This achieves the purpose of practical training without the downsides of protests: Economic and social disruption as well as a fall in productivity. In the absence of public protests here, real-life experience in other countries could give officers opportunities to improve their knowledge. This would increase our forces’ readiness to do their jobs as protectors, instead of waiting for a big attack from an enemy.

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SYLVIA LIM: ALLOW PEACEFUL PROTESTS FOR POLICE SOC TO PRACTISE CROWD CONTROL

MP for Aljunied GRC Sylvia Lim said no amount of training could be a substitute for actual practice in policing such incidents. "In this light, would (DPM) consider for example, that the police should allow more peaceful protests in Singapore, in certain designated roads, so that the police can on a regular basis test their policing capabilities in terms of policing cause-based crowds?" she asked.

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4 Malaysian football fans jailed for disorderly conduct outside Jalan Besar Stadium

Four Malaysians convicted of disorderly behaviour outside Jalan Besar Stadium have been sentenced to a week’s jail. A fifth Malaysian arrested, Mohamed Kamil Kamal Basha, 28, disputed some points in the statement of facts and a pre-trial conference has been set for June 9. While a fine is more typical for these charges, the prosecution pushed for a short jail term, citing several aggravating factors.

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