Little India Riot: Police report made against Sun TV's riot report

Little India Riot: Police report made against Sun TV's riot report

Lawyers in Singapore whom The Straits Times spoke to said it would be difficult to take the television station to task.


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The Sun TV report had several factual inaccuracies including mentioning a female bus driver.

According to the report on Sun TV news report, which was in Tamil, the Indian national died after he was pushed off the bus, sparking off a riot.

The report claimed that he was pushed off the bus by a female bus driver, while he was trying to board the bus, and was killed on the spot.

The Indian news channel then reported that other Indian nationals who witnessed the incident were angered by it and attacked the driver and then set the bus on fire.

The news report by Sun TV also claimed that Singaporean authorities and Chinese who were around the area then started to beat the Indian nationals up.

This attack led to two other vehicles being burnt.

There was also a mention in the report that there are many Indian nationals living In Singapore's Little India, and it is common for them to meet around the market area.

abrahamr@sph.com.sg

 

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