Updated: 12/09/2013 17:48

PM Lee calls Little India riot a "very grave incident," asks Singaporeans to stay calm



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Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says Sunday night's Little India riot was a very grave incident. 

In his first comments on the riot in a Facebook post this morning, Mr Lee also urged all Singaporeans to stay calm. 

He says the situation is now under control, and investigations are underway. 

Whatever events may have sparked the rioting, Mr Lee says there is no excuse for such violent, destructive, and criminal behaviour. 

And the government will spare no effort to identify the culprits and deal with them with the full force of the law. 

He also urged those with any information, photos or videos of the incident to forward them to the police. 

And he wished the injured officers a full and speedy recovery. 

Ten police officers and four civil defence officers were injured last night. 

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