Updated: 01/21/2014 01:16

Parliament introduces a new bill to maintain law and order in Little India



Parliament introduces a new bill to maintain law and order in Little India

The government will introduce a new bill that seeks to enact a temporary law. 

It will empower authorities to continue with calibrated measures aimed at maintaining public order in Little India. 

Deputy Prime Minister and Home Affairs Minister Teo Chee Hean announced this in a ministerial statement in Parliament on Monday.  

He was giving a detailed account of what happened during a riot on the 8th of December and subsequent measures to deal with the incident. 

Mr Teo said the new law will be valid for only one year. 

He said this will provide sufficient time for his ministry to enact longer term legislation, to take into account the findings and recommendations of the Committee of Inquiry on the Little India riot.

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