30 Jun '14, 2pm

Singapore Riot Exposed Police Weaknesses

SINGAPORE—A rare riot in Singapore last year exposed some shortcomings in the police's ability to tackle public-order incidents, a state-appointed panel said Monday, after a six-month inquiry into the city-state's worst outburst of public violence in more than 40 years. The Dec. 8 riot—staged by hundreds of South Asian migrant workers angered by a fatal road accident—blotted Singapore's image as one of Asia's safest countries. The riot stoked public concern about the sustainability of the island state's heavy reliance on...

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