The public hearing into the Little India riot resumes on Monday with Indian national Ganeson Thanaraj, who was on the bus that was involved in the fatal accident that sparked violence, testifying before the Committee of Inquiry (COI).
Last week, the committee was presented with video evidence that showed how an intoxicated foreign worker was killed after he fell into the path of a moving bus, which was ferrying workers from Tekka Lane to a dormitory in Jalan Papan.
The inquiry had also heard from the bus driver and a timekeeper - who was in-charge of the bus queues at Tekka Lane - on the sequence of events leading up to the accident and the subsequent attack by a violent mob, apparently riled up by the way the 33-year-old construction worker from India was killed.
Mr Ganeson is the first foreign worker among 117 witnesses who are expected to appear before the COI, chaired by retired Supreme Court Judge G. Pannir Selvam.
The inquiry, which started last Wednesday, is expected to last for another five weeks.
The accident at the junction of Tekka Lane and Race Course Road on Dec 8 last year spiralled into the worst violence on Singapore's streets in more than 40 years.
A total of 49 Home Team officers and five auxiliary police officers were injured in the ensuing riot. More than $650,000 worth of government property was damaged.
This included 23 emergency response vehicles, five of which were set on fire by rioters.
Three Indian nationals have since been jailed between 15 and 18 weeks for their role in the unrest, while cases against 22 others are pending in court.
Last Tuesday, Parliament passed a Bill that allows the police to take calibrated measures to maintain order and calm in Little India. Restrictions on the sale and public consumption of alcohol are also in place.