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PostSubject: Breaking news: Riot in little India!!!    Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:26 am

Watch "Angry mob @ Little India - Part 2 - Overturn cars" on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdSzjj39Et0&feature=youtube_gdata_player


From police facebook:

"UPDATE ON RIOT AT THE JUNCTION OF RACE COURSE ROAD & HAMPSHIRE ROAD

On 7 Dec at 2123 hrs, a fatal traffic accident occurred between a private bus and a person at the junction of Race Course Road and Hampshire Road. Shortly after, a riot broke out involving a crowd of about 400 subjects where the subjects damaged 5 police vehicles and 1 ambulance. Several other private vehicles were also damaged. 10 officers were injured.

Police activated resources from Special Operations Command and Gurkha Contingent to the scene and the situation is under control.

Police would like to advise the public in the area to remain indoors while police operations are ongoing. Other members of the public are advised to keep away from the vicinity. Members of the public are also advised to stay calm and not to speculate on this incident. Members of the public with any information of the riot are advised to call the police at 1800-2550000.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs, Mr Teo Chee Hean, said, "This is a serious incident which has resulted in injuries and damage to public property. The situation is now under control. Police will spare no efforts to apprehend the subjects involved in the riot."
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PostSubject: Re: Breaking news: Riot in little India!!!    Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:13 am

Wow! Happening in Sg. OMG, is Little India getting into trouble or what.... Sigh...
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PostSubject: Re: Breaking news: Riot in little India!!!    Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:30 am

Finally, this s wat ve they brought into Sgp. Wink
And unfortunately, they ll not understand n acknowlegde they root of the problem. Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: Breaking news: Riot in little India!!!    Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:19 am

Wah! This is real drama. And our police don't have much experience handling such incidents, Thanks to the "peaceful" and "secured" life in Singapore, Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Breaking news: Riot in little India!!!    Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:25 am

This is a good wake-up call for the local authorities to be more mindful of such incidents. At the same time, it's a reminder that things aren't as they always seem. There's tension brewing in some sectors of the community and this needs to be looked into.

For the rioters, they're insane if they think that they can get away with this. They'll be hunted down, charged and then deported (after sitting in prison for some time), never to set foot in Singapore again.

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PostSubject: Re: Breaking news: Riot in little India!!!    Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:29 am

stay away from little india for the time being until the situation has cool down. let the police do their job
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PostSubject: Re: Breaking news: Riot in little India!!!    Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:42 am

Thread moderated.

Members, pls refrain from generalizing and posting rumours on this thread.

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PostSubject: Re: Breaking news: Riot in little India!!!    Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:45 am

asahi wrote:
Thread moderated.

Members, pls refrain from generalizing and posting rumours on this thread.

Thank you
Roger that. My bad! Latest news from http://news.insing.com/

***Update: 9 Dec: 02:23***
According to the press conference: 27 individuals have been arrested for rioting with dangerous weapons. The deceased pedestrian was an Indian national and the bus driver a Singaporean. 

According to the SCDF report: "U
pon arrival there was a man trapped under a bus," said the spokesman. "An SCDF paramedic pronounced him dead on arrival (and) SCDF rescuers extricated the body using hydraulic rescue equipment. Projectiles were thrown at the SCDF rescuers while they were extricating the body. A total of 9 SCDF vehicles were damaged in the incident."

 
***Update 9 Dec: 01:29: The Singapore Police Force issued the following press statement:***
"On Dec 8 at 2123 hrs, a fatal traffic accident occurred between a private bus and a person at the junction of Race Course Road and Hampshire Road. Shortly after, a riot broke out involving a crowd of about 400 subjects where the subjects damaged 5 police vehicles and 1 ambulance. Several other private vehicles were also damaged. 10 officers were injured.
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PostSubject: Re: Breaking news: Riot in little India!!!    Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:35 am

Seriously, if you see how they dominate the street on weekend, I'm not surprised that accident happens.

They walk as if they own the whole Serangoon Road, crossing the road anytime they like and trying to stop cars so that they can cross.

Anyway, starting a riot is really way too much, although someone lost a life. Be prepared for jail term and be deported.
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PostSubject: Re: Breaking news: Riot in little India!!!    Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:49 am

I have been to many of the S Asian countries for my biz travel 
It is not unusual for people spilling into the streets and crossing the roads as they wished

A 3-lane road can squeeze 5-lanes worth of vehicles. If you leave the slightest of gaps between your vehicle and others, then other vehicles will squeeze into the space 

I often see entire families living under a traffic light or lamp post, toodlers wondering around often with little clothes among dangerous traffic and smelling in toxic exhaust fumes

It is simply a way of life there, it's not about right or wrong.
Inevitably, they bring some of their practices as they come to singapore in large numbers

I know many of us, myself included, are enraged by the mayhem caused last night. But it takes 2 to tango. Lets support the police and SCDF to restore calm and arrest the trouble makers. Hopefully we all can take in the lessons learnt. But lets not speculate or jump into conclusions.
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PostSubject: Re: Breaking news: Riot in little India!!!    Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:51 am

Well for those 27 offenders and hopefully many more from the 400, they just lost a chance to make living in our country. really stupid act, no right to take any matters into their own hands or even injuring our SCDF medics, police officers etc

I hope they enjoy their time squatting in a 6x6 cage, polishing chrome bars with toothbrushes, and hopefully some rotan as well!
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PostSubject: Re: Breaking news: Riot in little India!!!    Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:20 pm

kevinhwcSeriously, if you see how they dominate the street on weekend, I'm not surprised that accident happens.

They walk as if they own the whole Serangoon Road, crossing the road anytime they like and trying to stop cars so that they can cross.

Anyway, starting a riot is really way too much, although someone lost a life. Be prepared for jail term and be deported.



Totally agreed!!!See how they cross the road and insonsiderate it is.. The garment have to go down there to see how they cross the road and walking in the middle of the small lanes knowing there's vehicles behind and not moving away causing vehicles to slow down behind them while they don't even bother at all..
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PostSubject: Re: Breaking news: Riot in little India!!!    Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:27 pm

the jay walking is not just in Serangoon Road la..

Its every where

i see people Jay walking and crossing the road with the phones on their ears and not looking out

and when we horn them, they give the stare and sometimes even scold

and if we knock them, its our fault.. 

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PostSubject: Re: Breaking news: Riot in little India!!!    Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:32 pm

pocketace wrote:
But it takes 2 to tango.

In this particular case, I think the other tango-dancer was Jim Beam.

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PostSubject: Re: Breaking news: Riot in little India!!!    Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:46 pm

"In this particular case, I think the other tango-dancer was Jim Beam."


Hey, Jim Beam is one of my favourite bourbon whisky, including Jack Daniels.
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PostSubject: Re: Breaking news: Riot in little India!!!    Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:28 pm

andrew-golf wrote:
the jay walking is not just in Serangoon Road la..

Its every where

i see people Jay walking and crossing the road with the phones on their ears and not looking out

and when we horn them, they give the stare and sometimes even scold

and if we knock them, its our fault.. 

haiz

if wanna jay walk, take calculated risks leh

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I am actually quite sympathetic towards the bus driver for being at the wrong place at the wrong time if the events in the link was true.

http://sg.news.yahoo.com/fire--rioting-taking-place-in-little-india--reports-152651999.html

The driver is now being charged for causing death by a negligent act when the drunk trouble maker could have been at fault.

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PostSubject: Re: Breaking news: Riot in little India!!!    Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:49 pm

Hope that there's those camera being installed by police/LTA like geylang at the incident place where can bring justice to either parties.. Anyway , people who drove there in the race course road and small lanes during weekend or peak timing should know how they cause "hazard" to drivers while simply bo chap..
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PostSubject: Re: Breaking news: Riot in little India!!!    Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:50 pm

I heard it's not about jay walking. The drunkard wanted to get on the bus but it was packed and the bus driver refused to let him board. Then somehow the accident happened and the drunkard was pin under the wheel which caused the outrage.

Bus driver is somehow at fault and I can understand why the rest are angry. But to make it a riot is too much and not necessary.
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PostSubject: Re: Breaking news: Riot in little India!!!    Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:57 pm

The sad thing for drivers when it comes to jaywalking or any other pedestrians' misbehavior.
Ultimately, it is mostly (if not always) not in favour of drivers.

Be safe when driving & always give due dilligence and care when on the roads even if the conditions are in your favour.
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PostSubject: Re: Breaking news: Riot in little India!!!    Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:08 pm

agreed with asahi

in any case a vehicle knock down a person, its always deem to be the drivers fault

the reason is, when you undertake to drive a vehicle, you are deemed to have undertaken the risk of driving a machine that is capable of causing harm. And the onus is on the driver to exercise caution

i don't think a human being is capable of harming a person inside a vehicle, unless the person wear  red underwear outside a body tight blue leotard
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PostSubject: Re: Breaking news: Riot in little India!!!    Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:35 pm

Pedestrians here have the belief that when they cross the roads, the law will always be on their side, never mind if it's an offence. Plus, they also believe that the accident would not happen to them. Nevertheless, we as motorist have to on the lookout for such pedestrians.  Mad 
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PostSubject: Re: Breaking news: Riot in little India!!!    Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:09 pm

Heard there are some 250+ pte buses ferrying workers to n from their dorms every sunday whole day long right into the early mornings... packed to the brim esp in the early hrs when most of these workers need to get home.. they also park rather indiscriminately causing more mayhem to the oredi very crowded streets... No wonder they hv very little visibility having to weave in and out amidst the crowds and the buses plus the heavy traffic there... These entreprenural bus companies apparently make a very decent profit from such ferrying (say charge $4 per pax x 2-way x 40passengers x say 15 runs = close to $2000 per sunday per bus) and the taxidriver I was talking to mentioned that even taxis got little fighting chance of picking up passengers there as the pte buses rule the streets there....
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