Little India riot: No action to be taken against bus driver in fatal accident

The aftermath of the little india riot.

A review of available evidence has showed that Mr Lee Kim Huat, who also goes by the alias of Lim Hai Tiong, had not committed any offence leading to the accident, said the Attorney-General's Chambers in a statement on Tuesday.


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From previous reports:

The 55-year-old driver had been ferrying foreign workers from Race Course Road back to their dormitories in Tuas for years, said his colleagues at transport company BT&Tan Transport.

They know him as Ah Huat and described him as a quiet man who kept mostly to himself.

"Ah Huat has been with the company for over 10 years. It is the first time that such an incident has happened," said a co-worker who declined to be identified.

Mr Lee had been investigated for causing death by a negligent act.

The bus Mr Lee drove had allegedly hit Mr Sakthivel Kumaravelu, 33, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident on Dec 8, 2013, sparked a riot in Little India by 400 people, who burnt emergency vehicles and injured dozens of Home Team officers.