Media statement on rioting in Little India

Posted by on December 10, 2013 in News, Our Stand, Press Releases

For immediate release
9 December 2013

TWC2 is saddened and disturbed by the rioting in Little India last night.

We do not condone senseless acts of violence and would like to see those responsible apprehended and put to justice.

We are also concerned about the vitriol and xenophobia online against foreign workers.

We would like to appeal to the public to be mindful not to flame hatred and xenophobia in expressing their views of what happened. This can only perpetuate a vicious cycle of hatred that can lead to more violence and may even cost lives.

Russell Heng
President
Transient Workers Count Too

See also: Riot in Little India after bus knocks down pedestrian.

Frequently asked questions – our views on the riot in Little India.

Little India riot — learning the right lessons from this episode.

TWC2 is an organization that is dedicated to assisting low-wage migrant workers when they are in difficulty. We are motivated by a sense of fairness and humanity, though our caseload often exceeds our
means.

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