Government-linked NGO regurgitate the official position to COI that migrant workers’ discontent didn’t lead to riot


The Malay Mail Online, 7 Mar 2014
A litany of issues foreign workers face, such as high agent fees, the fear of repatriation and tedious salary dispute procedures, were brought to the attention of the Committee of Inquiry (COI) into the Little India riot yesterday by non-government organisations (NGOs).
But the NGOs were quick to add that discontentment with working and living conditions was not what led to the riot that day — on the contrary, most foreign workers they dealt with feel that Singapore is a good country to work in.
Bernard Menon, of the Migrant Workers’ Centre (MWC), which has worked with almost 10,000 foreign workers and has reached out to over 400,000, said: “Our common (perception) is that, generally, they are happy.” Full story

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