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Rioting in Kaki Bukit dormitory: 14 foreign workers charged

Published on Mar 28, 2014 1:09 PM
Police have arrested 35 foreign workers who were involved in the fight at Homestay Residences at Kaki Bukit Avenue 3 on 25 March 2014. -- FILE PHOTO: SHIN MIN

Fourteen men, aged between 25 and 28 from Bangladesh, were charged in court on Friday with rioting at a workers' dormitory.

They were among 35 foreign workers, mainly from South Asia, who were allegedly involved in the fight that broke out at a Kaki Bukit dormitory on Tuesday.

Three others from India were also charged with one count of affray each for exchangnig punches with the 14. All 17 were part of a fracas that took place during the screening of a live cricket match between Bangladesh and the West Indies, in which the West Indies won.

Investigations against the other suspects are ongoing, said the police in a statement on Thursday night.