PM Lee meets first responders of Little India riot over breakfast

PM Lee meets first responders of Little India riot over breakfast
(From left) Sgt Muhammad Syahiir, 22, Minister S. Iswaran, SCDF Lta Tiffany Neo, 25, SCDF Paramedic Nur Elfyana, Cpl Mohd Mahadir, 22, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's wife, Ms Ho Ching, Cpl Fauzi Zulkefli, 24, Cpl Tan Xuan Ren, 22, SI Nio Beng Khoon, 36, and Mr Lee on Tuesday, Dec 24, 2013. Mr Lee on Tuesday morning heard first hand from 38 Home Team officers who were the first responders in the Dec 8 Little India riot.

Over breakfast at Rochor Neighbourhood Police Centre, Mr Lee spent more than an hour listening to their accounts, including of projectiles being thrown at them as they did their rescue work and crowd control.

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In a Facebook post on Dec 24, Mr Lee commended the officers for being "dedicated, professional, and brave", during the Little India riot on Dec 8.

He noted that the officers ranged from young NSFs to those with years of experience, but "they all rose to the occasion".

Here is PM Lee's Facebook post in full:

"Met Home Team officers who dealt with the Little India Riot this morning at Rochor NPC, to personally hear from them and thank them.

"They were dedicated, professional, and brave. Some had years of experience, others were young NSFs. When duty called that night, they all rose to the occasion.

"Even after the riot, they have continued to patrol the area, respond to incidents, keep Singapore safe and peaceful. They deserve our deepest gratitude – thank you! - LHL"

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