Singapore will impart training to its labour officials for communicating effectively with migrant workers from Indiaand other South Asian countries keeping in mind their cultural sensitivities after a probe panel recommended this following the country's worst riots in Little India in 2013.
The training of officers from the Ministry of Manpower - expected to start early next month - would also cover skills in listening, persuasion and negotiations, The Straits Times reported today.
The training was recommended by the Committee of Inquiry (COI) probing the December 2013 riots in Little India - a precinct of Indian-origin shops, eateries, motels and hotels - in which 54 police and security officers were hurt and 23 emergency vehicles damaged.
Thursday, January 1, 2015
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