A new bill introduced in Parliament on Monday will give police fine-tuned powers in the Little India area, following the December 8 riot there that damaged 25 emergency vehicles and left 39 Home Team officers injured.
Two ministers will deliver statements in Parliament on Monday on issues related to the riot in Little India.
SINGAPORE has objected to a New York Times editorial headlined "Singapore's angry migrant workers", on the Dec 8 riot in Little India, and the newspaper's repeated refusal to publish the republic's ambassador's response to it.
The public hearing for the Committee of Inquiry (COI) on the Little India riot will start at 10am on Feb 19 at the Subordinate Courts.
BUOYED by payday in the first week of the month, many foreign workers made their way to Little India yesterday to eat, shop and remit money home.
An owner of an eatery was charged in court on Friday with selling liquor to customers without a licence.
A total of 32 persons have been issued advisories for drinking in public within the Little India proclaimed area during prohibited times since December 14 last year.
The project manager accused of taking part in the Little India riot on Dec 8 will still have to report to the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority daily, the court heard on Monday.
Fresh charges were handed out to four of the 25 people charged in the Little India riot of Dec 8 on Friday.
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) will implement new traffic arrangements in Little India on Sundays from this Sunday to smoothen operations for private bus services plying the Little India area and "facilitate safe passenger activities along the road".
Workers' rights group Workfair Singapore has made recommendations to the Committee of Inquiry (COI) investigating the Dec 8 Little India riot, in a four-page statement on Friday.
With two police vehicles suddenly set ablaze right in front of her, Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) paramedic Nor Aisyah stood stunned, thinking this was the end.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday morning heard first hand from 38 Home Team officers who were the first responders in the Dec 8 Little India riot.
Two outlets and an individual were found to have breached the restrictions on sale and consumption of alcohol in Little India last weekend, the police said in a statement on Monday.
The charges against three alleged rioters were withdrawn on Monday afternoon.
The transport situation at Little India was much calmer than usual with foreign workers queuing up properly, said Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew.
Business in Little India over the weekend has improved slightly from the previous week's but it remains slow.
The 200 foreign workers due to receive police advisories at the Criminal Investigation Department for their involvement in the Little India riot started arriving at the Police Cantonment Complex at 10am on Sunday.
Four more Indian nationals involved in the Little India riot were sent home last night, taking the total number of workers deported over the Dec 8 incident to 57.