09 Dec '13, 2am

First riot in 40 years rocks peaceful Singapore CNBC

First riot in 40 years rocks peaceful Singapore CNBC

Vishnu Varathan, senior economist at Mizuho Bank told CNBC he thought the riot stemmed from differing cultural norms and underlying tensions amongst foreign workers. "This shows that the perception of a seamless, cohesive population of 5-plus million misses the finer points. There are pockets of the population - foreign or otherwise - that have different social norms," said Varathan. "And to some extent this is a reflection of underlying tensions bubbling up. There are capacity constraints with the number of foreign workers. This generally impacts public transportation and specifically workers' living conditions. Over time, these things could fester; and inevitably tensions could bubble up," he added. (Read more : Household debt: Singapore's 'Achilles heel'? ) The bus driver is reported to be in hospital and has not been arrested. The multi-cultural city state of Singapore...

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