Thursday, July 17, 2014

SINGAPORE:::Drastic reform needed to give foreign workers a fair deal

THE Committee of Inquiry has reported that worker dissatisfaction was not the cause of the Little India riot. However, it did not rule out the possibility of a future riot caused by work or housing woes ("Give foreign workers a fair deal"; July 6).
Even if only a minority of the more than 770,000 foreign workers here are unhappy and trigger a similar incident, it will have a profound impact on law and order here and affect Singapore's reputation as a safe place to live.