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Riots can happen even in stable society: Singapore PM

Singapore: Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong today said the December 8 riot here is a good reminder to people that even in a stable society, such incidents can still happen.Lee said the first priority

PTI PTI Updated on: December 24, 2013 15:57 IST
riots can happen even in stable society singapore pm
riots can happen even in stable society singapore pm

Singapore: Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong today said the December 8 riot here is a good reminder to people that even in a stable society, such incidents can still happen.


Lee said the first priority was to look into what caused the riot and to ensure something like that does not happen again.

He said the incident, the country's worst riot in 40 years, was a good reminder to people that even in a stable society, such incidents can still happen.  

Speaking to reporters, Lee said authorities were also looking at ways to strengthen the police force by beefing up resources and employing technology such as equipping officers with wearable cameras.

Lee also heard from the 38 Home Team/police officers who were the first responders in Little India riot triggered by a fatal traffic accident involving an Indian national.  

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