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Chinese embassy expresses concern about arrests of four SMRT bus drivers from China

Published on Nov 29, 2012 6:19 PM
 
Officials from the Chinese embassy arriving at the SMRT dormitory in Woodlands to hold discussions with the bus drivers. The embassy has said in a statement that it is concerned about the arrests of four SMRT bus drivers for their role in the illegal strike earlier in the week. -- PHOTO: SHIN MIN

The Chinese embassy here has said in a statement that it is concerned about the arrests of four SMRT bus drivers for their role in the illegal strike earlier in the week.

The consulate has expressed this to the Singapore authorities and has asked that arrangements be made for embassy officers to visit the four.

It also hopes that the legal rights of those arrested will be protected, that the matter be resolved in an appropriate manner, and that all parties remain calm.

He Jun Ling, 32, Gao Yue Qiang, 32, Liu Xiangying, 33, and Wang Xian Jie, 39, were arrested by the police between Wednesday and today.

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