SINGAPORE- The police have said they refrained from firing warning shots because the workers appeared drunk and clearly violent, and doing so could enrage them ("'Conscious decision not to use deadly force'"; yesterday).
Also, witnesses said the victim of the fatal accident was in a drunken state ("Worker was drunk when he got on bus: Witnesses"; yesterday).
Intoxication can create many social problems such as drink-driving, rash behaviour and acts of mischief. It emboldens people to do things they would never dream of doing in a sober state.
The authorities should ban liquor sales in Little India, and consider extending the ban to other areas like Geylang, where foreign workers gather.
Ada Chan Siew Foen (Ms)
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