Little India Riot Highlights Ethnic Divide in Singapore - K Elsner, 9 Dec 2013

The Little India riot of 8 December 2013 highlights the ethnic divide in the island-nation of Singapore. As reported earlier, a mob of angry men of South Asian decent became violent following a fatal bus collision that killed a 33-year-old construction worker. The man has been identified as Sakthivel Kumarvelu, an Indian national. According to eyewitness accounts reported by local media, the man may have been intoxicated and belligerent as he tried to board the bus, which ran him over shortly after. Unconfirmed reports indicate that the police officers who arrived on the scene before the ambulance behaved in an unseemly manner, fueling the rage. Full story
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