Little India Riot: Malaysia on alert at entry points for fugitives

Little India Riot: Malaysia on alert at entry points for fugitives
Motorcyclists crossing the Woodlands Causeway.

SINGAPORE - Malaysian authorities are monitoring its entry points to make sure those wanted in connection with the riots in Singapore last Sunday do not escape to Malaysia.

In a Bernama report today, Deputy Home Minister Datuk Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said: "We have also reached an accord with Singapore and Indonesia to give early warning and information, to be alert and detect escaping criminals."

According to the report, he has not received information on whether anyone involved in the riot has managed to slip into Malaysia.

On Sunday, rioting broke out in the Little India area in Singapore after a fatal accident involving scaffolding-company worker Sakthivel Kumaravelu, 33.

Police have interviewed thousands of workers in over two days after the riot, with 27 charged in court as of Wednesday afternoon.

In the Bernama report, on the topic of a Malaysian included in those charged, the minister said: "If our citizens commit an offence (in Singapore), it is up to their authorities to act. Likewise, we will take action against Singaporeans here if they commit traffic offences or are criminals."

In a Facebook post yesterday, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) said: "As of 10 Dec 2013 at 3:20am, further investigations revealed that two more male subjects, one Indian National and one Singaporean PR, were not involved in the riot at Little India on 8 December 2013."

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