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Little India riot: Committee of Inquiry to submit report by end-June

Published on Jun 10, 2014 5:46 PM
 
Police at the scene of the Little India riot on Dec 8, 2013. The Committee of Inquiry (COI) into the riot last December will submit its findings to Home Affairs Minister Teo Chee Hean by end June. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - The Committee of Inquiry (COI) into the Little India riot last December will submit its findings to Home Affairs Minister Teo Chee Hean by end June.

This comes after Mr Teo, who is also Deputy Prime Minister, granted the committee a two-week extension to the original June 13 deadline, for it to go through testimonies and other relevant information.

The COI Secretariat said in a statement on Tuesday that following the conclusion of the public hearing on March 26, the committee - presided over by a four-man panel chaired by former Supreme Court Judge G. Pannir Selvam - has conducted "further inquiry".

This included interviews held last Tuesday with several Indian nationals who have been convicted for their role in Singapore's worst public order disturbance in more than 40 years on December 8 last year. That night, 23 emergency vehicles were damaged and 54 responding officers injured.

 
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