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'I thought some people were fighting,' recounts an eyewitness of the Geylang Bazaar arrests

'I thought some people were fighting,' recounts an eyewitness of the Geylang Bazaar arrests

SINGAPORE - At around 3pm on Tuesday afternoon, the men entered the Geylang Serai Bazaar, taking photographs and videos like the many visitors soaking in the festivities. Minutes later, they scattered to a few stalls, before identifying themselves and demanding to see the identity cards and work permits of some of the workers. What resulted was panic that spread through the bazaar. Workers leapt up on tables and ran off in all directions to escape arrest. "When I first heard the commotion, I thought some people were fighting," recounted an eyewitness, Mr Ahmet Akpinar, 37, an executive chef selling Turkish ice cream at the bazaar. Get The Straits Times newsletters in your inbox Sign Up That joint raid by the Ministry of Manpower, the National Environmental Agency (NEA) and the Singapore Police Force netted 22 unlicensed workers. And going ahead, there should be more of suc...

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