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Ministers to speak on riot, foreign worker management in Parliament on Monday

Published on Jan 17, 2014 3:01 PM

Two ministers will deliver statements in Parliament on Monday on issues related to the riot in Little India.

Deputy Prime Minister and Home Affairs Minister Teo Chee Hean will speak on the Dec 8 riot involving several hundred foreign workers, and Acting Minister for Manpower Tan Chuan-Jin on foreign worker management.

They are expected to deal with the 36 questions tabled by 19 MPs on the riot. The questions span the process to repatriate foreign workers and restrictions on alcohol sale and consumption, to security management at worker dormitories and efforts to assimilate the workers, and ensure they have proper housing and space for social activities and recreation.

Mr Christopher de Souza (Holland-Bukit Timah GRC), a member of the Government Parliament Committee for Home Affairs and Law, will ask what investigations have revealed about the cause of the riot and about the evidence relied upon to issue police advisories and repatriation orders to workers.

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