Singapore PM Lee downplays Sunday's Little India riot as "isolated incident", imposes alcohol ban in Race Course Road area

The Malaysian Insider, 10 Dec 2013
Lee said the riot was an isolated incident arising from the unlawful actions of an unruly mob reacting to a fatal traffic accident.
"The vast majority of foreign workers in Singapore are law-abiding workers. They contribute to our economy, working hard to earn a living and support their families back home. We must not allow this bad incident to tarnish our views of the foreign worker community here," he said.
Meanwhile, Second Minister for Home Affairs S. Iswaran told reporters there would be a complete ban on the sale and consumption of alcohol this weekend in the Race Course Road area. Full story