16 Aug '11, 4pm

K Shanmugam clarifies the Curry Saga: Incident happened 6-7 years ago, dispute was resolved by families

K Shanmugam clarifies the Curry Saga: Incident happened 6-7 years ago, dispute was resolved by families

Two families' dispute over the cooking of curry became an overnight online furore after local freesheet Today highlighted a story on neighbour disputes on August 8. It attracted so much attention that Law Minister K Shanmugam himself came out to clarify that the solution had been agreed to by the families involved in the controversy and not the mediator. Speaking at a press conference held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs this afternoon, Mr Shanmugam explained that the role of the mediator is to provide a neutral and non-confrontational platform for disputing families to air their grouses - it is totally consensual and the outcome is not imposed by the mediator or the law. The recent 'curry controversy' broke when it was reported that a family who had moved here from China objected to the smell of curry-cooking from their Indian neighbour, which escalated into a feud. RE...

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