12/09/2013

Rioting in Little India

This is real, not an exercise. 400 people rioted and 18 casualties, including 10 police officers and four from the Civil Defence. 5 vehicles were overturned – 3 from the Police and one SCDF ambulance and a motor cycle. 300 police officers were deployed from the Special Operations Command and the Gurkha Contingent. 27 Asians were arrested at press time.
 

The incident happened around 9.30pm last night when a private coach knocked down and killed a pedestrian. A press conference was held at 2am by Chee Hean, Shanmugam and Police Chief Teo Joo Hee.
The situation is now under control and things have calmed down for the moment. Police are still investigating and more arrests are coming. How this would lead to is anyone’s guess.
 

After 50 years, we finally have a communal riot right in the heart of Singapore. The timing was surreal. Channel 5 just concluded its screening of ‘There was a time’ with a lot of emphasis on the riots in the past. Boon Wan was worried about the foreigners forming enclaves in HDB estates. And the PAP just concluded a major exercise to refocus on what it done wrong and how to get things right again. Now we have this rude reminder that rioting can easily erupt with the slightest incident, a road accident.
The lessons of the past did not seem to be a lesson at all. No on take heed to the enclaves that are forming, and worse, by hundreds of thousands of foreigners congregating at a particular spot. Like George Yeo said, everything looks so perfect. Now the ugliness is raring its head. All the idealism on paper is now torn to pieces by the hard realities on the ground.
 

A lot of soul searching needs to take place after this. Many policies need to be reviewed immediately and the complacency of nothing will go wrong is stark. This is no joking matter. Back to the drawing board, and is anyone still thinking that 6.9m is a good idea? Is there any enclave forming in Little India and other parts of the island? Bitter fruit for thought, surely.
 

We were so lucky to get away with just a few casualties. Little India could be burning and the safety of those residents living in the area could be jeopardized. My God, it is happening. Did anyone see this coming?

70 comments:

Anonymous said...

it is not just KPKB.....

it is real.....

is this just the start.....

Anonymous said...

Now little india. Next time chinatown/geylang, lucky plaza?? When you have too many foreigners imported in from any one particular country, something like this is bound to happen. Why. Because their culture is so different from ours. Anything goes for them. Just look at their behaviour in their own country. And you expect them to behave differently here in SG?? I hope the govt rethink the 6.9 or 8M. Panic attack when I think abt more imports.

Anonymous said...

Its only the tip of an iceburg. PAP always believe everything is in order. Stupid grassroot leaders never tell the truth.

Anonymous said...

Welcome to India....Oops, I mean Little India.

Anonymous said...

Aiya just like the prc strike, they will get rid of the few trouble makers then life goes on to 6.9 m. What so u think?

Veritas said...

I was expecting these South Asian raping our girls. This time we are lucky, no girls get rape.

Or maybe the rioters could march to Oxley road nearby....etc

Our elites are playing with fire. They think exploit cheap labor good. What if we have constant riots? Our property price will plunge and elites will suffer.

We could be at our inflexion point. PAP has play a game on us, and right now, their game is going to hurt the elite class, not just the people.

Anonymous said...

Those Singaporean Indian ladies of ours, who have never been to India, and who know almost nothing about India, should read this BBC article:

(How India treats its women)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-20863860

Anonymous said...

As you know, due to high property prices and demand for housing, we have a construction boom going on.

As Sinkieland does not have much productivity unlike Japan, these foreign workers are needed in large numbers to provide hard manual labour in construction, and under the hot sun.

Which Sinkie, even the poorest ones, want to do such jobs, you tell me lah?

So Sinkies must learn to accept these as another negative outcome, albeit violent, which is part and parcel of property boom and GDP growth lah.

Anonymous said...


fear not fear not ........

we have WORLD-CLASS enforcement.....

just kpkb only .......

Anonymous said...

It was just amazing to watch this movie, I wonder what would not happen in Spore? We are really "fragile" given the fact that foreihners accounting almost 50% of the total....

Anonymous said...

It was just amazing to watch this movie, I wonder what would not happen in Spore? We are really "fragile" given the fact that foreihners accounting almost 50% of the total....

Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...

One data point in 40 years. No big deal.

It's a Black Swan, an outlier. Nothing to be concerned about.

Catch as many culprits as possible, charge them, cane them. That's the Singapore way and I fully support that.

Aftermath: Life goes on in the fabulous Hotel.

Anonymous said...



hello all ......

pls do not be sooooooooooooo 'KAN CHEONG"......

this is a small matter to deal with ......

like what the Cantonese saying, this is "wet wet water"......

Anonymous said...

Stop spouting shit here. This is a very serious matter.

Anonymous said...

This one true true once in 50 years.

Anonymous said...

Asked old people work until they died, who take care of their grand children

Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...

@924:

>> This is a very serious matter.

No it is not. You obviously don't get out much do you? And you obviously haven't been to Serangoon Road late at night on the weekend.

There are fights there ALL THE TIME. Why? Because a larger percentage of these blue-collar workers like to drink, and many drink heavily, become "uninhibited" and are thus likely to express their emotions in the most honest, physical ways possible: i.e. VIOLENCE.

They attacked the first responders. i.e. people whose job it is to HELP. In my book, that is a no-no.

Catch. Charge. Cane. Cancel work visa, expel the motherfuckers from Singapore.

The said...

/// Stop spouting shit here. This is a very serious matter.
December 09, 2013 9:24 am ///

Exactly. You should tell those jokers who allow all these rioters in by the millions in the last 2 decades.

Singapore's last illegal strike was in 1986, and this state of industrial peace was shattered this year after 27 years.

Now, rioting after more than 50 years. And the police were helpless. Guess they are better at arresting citizens.

So, 5.4 million people with about 40% non-citizens, is already like packing rats into a confined space. Surely the rats will riot and bite each other.

And yet there are targeting 6.9 million. Or even 7 to 10 million.

These foreigners bring with them their best practices - strikes, riots and what not. Are our infrastructure adequate? Can our police due with aliens gunning down people on the streets?

Yes, this is serious matter. You should stop sprouting shit and tell those in charge to repatriate these foreigners.

Anonymous said...

No one would write the word stupid on his face.

The said...

Sorry, typos:

And yet they are targeting...

Can our police deal with aliens...

Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...

Plenty of room yet to have a 9 million plus population. However, be careful who you allow into your house!

It's my house, and if you don't like it, you can GET THE FUCK OUT!"

Anonymous said...

Cant believe this can happen in sg .... yes our police r doing a good job ...singaporeans standbehind them ...we cannot tolerate such acts in our homeland ...
Bus knock down your kind u go riots ... u chow nehneh beng .... must give them the harshest punishment as a detergent ..
Else property price will be affected
I commend the police for their good job done ...
Chownehneh !!

Anonymous said...

dun worry be happy ...

soon some minitoon might describe these as some 2014 revelry countdown

CuM On .... let your hair down

let's rock to the beats ... courtesy of KOOL & THE GANG

"Celebration"


Celebration
This is your celebration

Celebrate good times, come on!
(Let's celebrate)
Celebrate good times, come on!
(Let's celebrate)

There's a party goin' on right here
A celebration to last throughout the years
So bring your good times and your laughter too
We gonna celebrate your party with you

Come on now, celebration
Let's all celebrate and have a good time
Celebration
We gonna celebrate and have a good time

It's time to come together
It's up to you, what's your pleasure?
Everyone around the world come on!
It's a celebration

knnccb .... toddy .... more toddy plez

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Matilah, now you are talking about your house. Your house is burning. Too late. They are all inside your house.

Can you see that? This is only the beginning and things are getting clearer as to what can happen down the road with the hordes of Third World migrants living among us. This is an eye opener, an event that would open up all the sleepy eyes that refused to see.

Start thinking, start getting real and stop being foolish. But fools would not know it.

Anonymous said...



If we keep increasing the number of people on this tiny island, we must accept there are going to be riots from time to time. This is one of the social ills.

"bo pian bo pian bo pian"

Anonymous said...

... more toddy whispers

imagine buses/heavy vehicles trying to turn from race course road(major road) into those side lanes lined with parked vehicles

knnccb ..... ho hoho, great engineering design

Anonymous said...

If cheaper and cheaper workers can be use to grow the country economy, most of the advanced countries will used this method?

The advanced countries offered various incentives to improve their country standard of living through various incentives through free educations, develop epoch making discoveries , innovations, inventions and empowering the locals?

No doubt every country need foreigners. They only bring in a limit amount of foreigners to grow the economy, what is the right percentage of the advanced countries bring in the foreigners and what type or criteria of foreigners they bring in to grow the economy?

Hope that Singapore will not like Hong Kong overpopulations and sleeping in cages houses and streets in the future?

Anonymous said...

It's happened. What to do? Let's move on.

This is not rioting (flooding).
This is just congregating (ponding).

Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...

redbean,

Please lah. Relax. One incident in 40 years. Contained and secured within one hour. Did not spread outside the area.

By next week, all forgotten lah.

In every culture over the last few tens of thousands of years, males like to get together to drink and talk cock.

Very often, discussions become heated, and with lowered inhibitions, insults and then fists start to fly.

Indians/ Banglas etc in Serangoon Road are known to be heavy drinkers when they get together. This drinking, especially on weekends has been going on for decades lah. Singapore has had migrant workers from the sub continent for YEARS. Recently of course, this number has increased, but the "institution" of getting stinking drunk in Serangoon Road is certainly not a new thing.

Now they want to limit the booze in Serangoon Road. Bad idea. These fuckers will just buy liquor and go somewhere else. Better to adopt the idea of "containment" in the Serangoon Road area.

Riot behaviour is an "emergent property" from collective groups -- transforming from "orderly" behaviour into "chaotic and unpredictable behaviour" by being "triggered" into mass violence -- in this case, a traffic accident. This can be explained by the psychology of human behaviour in large groups, and has been verified by experiment and observation. Nothing surprising here.

No need to panic. No need to resort to "conspiracy theory", and absolutely no factual grounds to blame the government.

So relac lah. Dun let your imagination and doomsday negativity get the better of you :-)

Anonymous said...

Why not a grassroots leaders tell our friends in Little India.
Not happy, go to Hong Lim Park.
Like all the good little Singaporean boys and girls.

Anonymous said...

Why you all so excited ah?
Ang moh bankers beat up our taxi drivers, you all diam, diam.

Indian IT workers beat up a bus.
A bus hor. Not the bus driver.
And you all get so excited.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

There is this thing called group behaviour. There is another thing called mob behaviour.

Why do you thing the govt is afraid of enclaves forming? Little India is not an enclave. It is thousand times worse. Walking into little India is like walking into a no man's land occupied by foreigners. You don't feel like you are in Singapore anymore and you are at the mercy of these foreigners that can turn into a mob any time.

This has just happened. 3 is s crowd. 4 is illegal assembly. A few hundred thousands swarming together is never mind.

Just pray that this will not happen again. I won't bet on it.

Anonymous said...

i was told that the announcements to disperse made by the riot police to the rioters were in english and malay, languages which the rioters did not quite well understand. our ministers and top civil servants with their helicopter vision and obscenely high salaries could not foresee that rioters could come from the ft's. these civil servants who write SOP's better factor in other languages like vietnamese, nepalese, tagalog, bengali, hindi, tamil and prc style of pronunciation chinese.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Baey Yam Keng will now say; "Singaporeans should reflect on what we have done to instigate this riot"

Anonymous said...

Anon 10:46, you are reading only what had been reported. Don't be dumb.

Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...

@1048:

I won't bet on it either. But not for the same reasons as you.

My reasons has more to do with mathematics -- namely probability theory.

If there is a probability of something occurring, then according to the theory, that even will occur.

Yes, there is a difference between peaceful group behaviour and mob behaviour. It is the transition from an ordered system into a chaotic system.

From collectives, norms emerge as explained in Emergent Norm Theory -- whereby individuals "give up" their individual norms and collectively a new norm specific to the group emerges, hence the scientific idea of "emergence" from complex systems. Add to the mix emotions, alcohol or drugs and a "trigger" and you add more complexity and more unpredictability to the already chaotic system.

Dun worry lah. This is not "unusual" human behaviour. It is a common phenomenon -- at soccer matches, rock concerts, political rallies, block parties, public protests...

It only seems "surprising" because practically no one in Singapore expected it to occur.

So will it happen again? Probably. And there is no way to stop it...in case you're wondering.

Anonymous said...

/// ... you are reading only what had been reported. Don't be dumb. ///
December 09, 2013 11:02 am

Wah! You so good one ah?
You can read what was not reported ah?
So must trust you lah!
Just like we must trust the PAP gahmen policies lah!

If riot due to bad PAP policies.
Then PAP must send out their PAP members to solve the problem.
We should not be sending in our riot police.

Anonymous said...

I know! I know!
Let's bring in Indian riot police from India to control the riots in Little India.

Anonymous said...

"It is emotional when you see your own national or some of your friends...so I think the first crowd that came out would be his friends.

This kind of emotions would not be present in Sinkies for sure. Even angmoh beat them up, nothing will happen. The tribal instinct and the feeling of belonging to a tribe is gone. Everyone is on his own. The glue to gel them together is gone. You die your business.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Matilah, ok I shall agree with you. Let's look at things objectively and observe the theory of probability.

This thing happened once in 50 years. No sweat. It will happen again in another 50 years.

Time to go for more toddy and have fun. Oops, I will be more comfortable with my kopi.

The said...

///Anonymous Anonymous said...
This one true true once in 50 years.///

Yo, don't say too soon. It is going to be like the once-in-50-year floods - it is going to happen once a year, or even a few times a year.

Anonymous said...

Farking daft Sinkies still sleeping. In a mob riot like last night, if only one fucker starts to burn a house and the rest will just follow and burn down everything in sight. If one fucker drag a woman into the backlane and rape her, you can imagine what the rest would do.

It was a mob and mob behaves like a mob. Once it started, it will go wild. Singapore was farking lucky to escape the worse.

Anonymous said...

Who is having the last laugh?
Mahatir or LKY?
What do you think?

Anonymous said...

This kind of shit, the PIGS will say it is a "Singaporean problem. We are in this together."

But when there is money to be made.
I am not meritocratic enough to eat with them in the same table.
Fark Yew!
You die your business.

Anonymous said...

Latest News!

Uncle Chua,

I heard eyewitness on the ground said the riot started after Man U lost two matches in a row. Apparently the some of the rioters bet on Liverpool and lost a lot of money. That's when the riot begins.


Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Like that no more football matches and football bettings and all will be safe.

Anonymous said...

Yeah! Yeah!
That's right. Manchester United started the riots. That's why hor. We need to ban the telecast of all English football matches.

Anonymous said...

perhap the media should stop showing re-acted riots scene from the past.

'mata mata' show and other so-called 'documentary' could be cancelled. Such scenes are not helpful. It should be in history textbook not be used part of propaganda media.

Anonymous said...

The omen from the barn owl has come true. And it happen right at the Istana back yard.

Anonymous said...

Are the Nepalese close enuff?

Anonymous said...

Now....... singaporean can understand why the mudland polis shoot to kill ah neh......

Knnccb.... I wanna more Bollywood drama

Anonymous said...

I think large pool of foreign workers are so far contented as they received money for their labour. We better start thinking of scenario that when economy goes down and a lot of our construction companies start having cashflow problems and unable to pay these people, imagine what would happen then????

Anonymous said...

Mati lah, mati lah, mati lah. Liow liau.

Veritas said...

Hi RB and guys

Recently I have been scanning wiki for Chinese Malay relationship in Singapore. I realize a lot of Malay are preaching hate in wiki.

I have made quite a few edits against their lies. Guys here please help as I cannot do it alone.

A lot of wiki pages are vandalize saying that Chinese massacre Malay not just in Singapore but all over the world.

Apparently these writers are Malay and they are telling lies. Recently Malaysian Malay even claim to thousands of audience publicly that Indo-China are malay land and Viet, Thai, Khmer are "Chinese", and they kill all Malay there and took all Malay gold.

Some Malay are getting nuts.

These must be the work of either Singaporeans or Malaysian Malay. Indonesian malay despise these people. Indonesian perceived they are arrogant and radicalized.

Its time Chinese organize ourselves against these wiki vandals. These vandals are spreading hate causing a lot of malay to get self-radicalized.

Below is one link I have not edited. Certain Malay nut shit head spill hate against SAP schools.

Anonymous said...

SAP hate is the favourite of one sicko.

Anonymous said...

All together now.
Majulah Sinkapoor lah
Majulah Sinkapoor laaaaah.

Anonymous said...

Congratulation to those shameless millionaires MIW,
your foreigner integration programme has now proven to be very successful as demonstrated in the riot. You see the foreigners have fully integrated into SinCity, bringing along their messy behaviour and culture into SinCity. Give yourself a pat, and more bonus coming your way.

Anonymous said...

RB, I like the photo at the top header. You see, they are such friendly and happy people and can stick and live together in close proximity with no trouble at all.

Why are they rioting in Little India? Obviously it is the fault of Sinkies for making them angry. Why can't Sinkies be like them? Then even 6.9m will have no trouble at all.

Anonymous said...


many people appeared to be very shocked and surprise with the rioting at little india......

why why why......

in Cantonese this is "wet wet water".......

we should already know that if we plan to import more and more people to this tiny island it is very very difficult to achieve zero riot and strike....

what say u.........

b said...

So? Majority of the sheeps still will continue to vote pro ahneh party. They will brainwash themselves into the thinking that such riots are normal behavior and perhas even necessary for attaining progress and prosperity. The gov will earn praises for handling a problem that they created in the first place. This world is full of this kind of bullshits.

b said...

"A lot of soul searching needs to take place after this"

- I wonder whether those at the top really have one. If they have souls, they cannot possibly end up there.

Anonymous said...

The ambulance vehicle and the fire-fighting red-bull vehicles were not given adequate protection and cover in the tactical deployment. These are vital assets in time of crisis. hence they must be shielded so as to carry out their duties of rescue and fire-fighting at all time.


Anonymous said...

To burn the medical rescue vehicle is an act of terrorism

troops don't attack the medics vehicle even in military conflict

Anonymous said...

this is a riot lah not war. slap your naughty son also act of terrorism lah.

Anonymous said...

Anyone that have been to little india will know how they cross the streets, they cross when its red, like they own the whole street, its no wonder why one of them would be knock down.

They totally ignore all traffic rules, running across the damn street, every car horn when they drive through there, all those 7 must be hang and shown as an example that terrorism must be eradicate.

If the gahmen cannot handle this properly, sinkies WILL SUFFER, those monkeys will then know for sure they can get away again, the women folks will be rape, children abused etc.
Do not belittle them.....shit, they're pissing on our heads and destroying our things, hitting and injuring our people, stupid 60%, , this is what you get....hurray, hope to god, these arshes, are the ones in the firing.

Anonymous said...

.... mee siam mai hum said it's an isolated case hor

dun play play okay

wonder any phone make to the aryan cuntry govt to apologise for the inconvenience caused to their ah neh citizens


knnccb .... fucking moron dickhead

Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...

redbean:

>> . Let's look at things objectively and observe the theory of probability.

This thing happened once in 50 years. No sweat. It will happen again in another 50 years.


You truly are an exasperating marginally-educated asshole, who chooses to make up shit instead of discovering what is true/

That's NOT how probability works!!!

I certainly hope your offspring are better at math than you are.

Suggest you take some remedial training. ;-)

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Matilah, the shit I posted is for shit heads like you to go bonkers : )

Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...

@redbean:

Bullshit mate. You're just a fucking big fraud on stuff you have no idea about, and any how just "make shit up".

Don't know, just say it lah. You bullshit, you'll get called out...eventually.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

So silly of you. What is there to know when I am writing shit to feed you?