The Singapore Business Federation (SBF) has asked firms, especially those who employ foreign workers, to counsel their entire workforce to stay calm, maintain peace and order and not react to speculation in the wake of the Little India riot.
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Here is the full statement from the Singapore Business Federation:
Singapore Business Federation urges its members to counsel their workers to stay calm, maintain peace and order and not react to speculations following the riot in Little India
SINGAPORE - Following the riot in Little India on Sunday, 8 December, the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) today urged its members, particularly those that employ foreign workers, to counsel their entire workforce to stay calm, maintain peace and order and not react to speculations.
As the incident is under investigation by the authorities, members of the business community should allow the facts to be ascertained.
SBF also called on its member companies to remind their workers of the importance of maintaining harmonious relations at the workplace through understanding and respect for each other and by upholding the core values of the organisation.
Should SBF members sense any tensions amongst workers at their workplace, they are asked to alert SBF at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 68276844.
SBF denounces the unwarranted violence and blatant lawlessness displayed at last night's riot. The images of last night's incident spread though the social media shattered Singapore's image as a peaceful and harmonious city.
It urges the authorities to act swiftly to restore confidence in Singapore as a safe place to live, work and play.