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Little India Riot: Committee of Inquiry will be formed by the end of the week, says DPM Teo

Published on Dec 10, 2013 5:27 PM

The Committee of Inquiry to look into the cause of Sunday's riot in Little India will be formed by the end of the week, said Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean in a statement on Tuesday.

The statement was released after DPM Teo and Senior Minister of State for Home Affairs Masagos Zulkifli, had lunch and met with police officers from the Special Operations Command (SOC) who responded to the incident on Sunday.

DPM Teo, who is also Minister for Home Affairs, was visiting the SOC to express his appreciation to all Home Team officers for their good work, including full-time National Servicemen who had responded to Singapore's first rioting incident in decades.

He said that to ensure things remain calm, the Government has introduced an alcohol ban in the Little India area this weekend and police has also increased their presence in foreign worker dormitories and places where foreign workers congregate so that life can go on as normally as possible and everyone has a feeling of security.

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