Posted on 15 December 2013
Authorities not sure what went right.
Authorities grappling for answers as to why the Little India riot occurred last Sunday were left even more puzzled as watering hole Clark Quay did not experience a similar incident this weekend.
This despite having all the elements there at one place to start the most proper and epic riot.
An official spokesperson, Tiew Tong Xi, said: “All the contributing factors present in Little India last weekend were similarly available in Clark Quay this weekend: People, alcohol and dustbins for tossing.”
“But nothing happened.”
Singaporeans from all walks of life have also expressed their amazement that Clark Quay was not ground zero given that there are more drunks there and alcohol is way overpriced.
Lim Kah Tor, a local said: “A bottle of beer for $12? I’m surprised no one has started a fight over that yet.”
Posted on 18 August 2011
The more thorough the explanations seem, the more you need to roll your eyes and disbelieve it.
By Belmont Lay
Jonathan Eyal's special report in The Sunday Times on Aug. 14 ran the gamut of explanations for the British riots. Result? When the cause of event is unknown or non-existent, it is easy to invest political meaning into it.
Wanton destruction. Widespread looting. Deep social disease.
Yes, Britain has gone to the dogs.
Well, at least according to Jonathan Eyal, who is The Straits Times Europe Correspondent writing in The Sunday Times special report this week (pages 20 and 21).
So what exactly did he propose was the cause of all these mayhem with regards to the recent riots in Britain?
In precise order, this was pretty much what he stated: Police brutality. Poverty. Welfare state. Culture of entitlement. Single mothers. Teenage pregnancy. Absent fathers. Truancy. Illiteracy. Read the full story