OPINION: The dirt on clean Singapore - Eric Ellis


The Times Of India, 15 Dec 2013
On December 8, Singapore's long-ruling People's Action Party (PAP) passed an eightpoint mission statement. One of its points: the PAP would foster a Singaporean identity that allows different races, religions and backgrounds to "live harmoniously together... and work together for a better Singapore".
It was published on a Sunday, the one day that the million-odd low-wage foreign workers in Singapore — people such as 33-yea-rold Indian labourer Sakthivel Kumaravelu, who make up about 20% of the island nation's population — have as time off. A few hours after, Little India's Racecourse Road was aflame; Kumaravelu had been killed while enjoying his holiday with friends, struck by a bus driven by a Singaporean. Full story
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