Newly-promoted minister Tan Chuan-Jin plans to relocate foreign workers away from the city to suburb residential estates

MSN Malaysia News, 5 May 2014
The multi-million dollar centres are the latest in a series of government measures to better manage areas where foreign workers congregate after the rampage by South Asian labourers on December 8 injured 39 people and saw 25 vehicles destroyed.
Minister of Manpower Tan Chuan-Jin had first announced the new centres in January, in the aftermath of the Little India riot, which sharply brought into focus the way the wealthy city-state manages its nearly one million low-paid foreign workers.
Singapore has a total population of 5.4 million, but only 3.84 million are citizens and permanent residents.
The congested nature of the Little India riot zone was identified early on as a reason why the situation spiralled out of control, along with the likelihood that the rioters were drunk. Full story

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