35 South Asian men arrested for rioting in Kaki Bukit dormitory

A total of 35 South Asian men have been arrested after a fight broke out at a dormitory along Kaki Bukit Avenue 3 on Tuesday night.

The police said in a statement on Thursday that the fight, which was between two groups of dormitory residents, took place during the screening of a live cricket match.

Officers from the Bedok Police Division, Special Operations Command and Police Dog Unit responded to the incident and the situation was quickly contained, said the statement. The police arrested 13 suspects in connection to the riot on the same day, while another 22 suspects were nabbed on Wednesday and Thursday.

If convicted of rioting, suspects could face up to seven years in jail. If convicted of affray, suspects could be jailed for up to a year or fined up to $5,000, or both.

The statement said that the "police take a very serious view of all cases of lawless and riotous behaviour in Singapore".

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