5:18 pm - Wednesday June 14, 9684

Bangladeshi worker involved in Singapore riot baseless

The Bangladesh High Commission in Singapore has refuted the news reports appeared on a section of media and news involving a Bangladeshi worker in a bus accident in Singapore commenting ‘is not based on facts’.

In a statement on Monday morning, The Bangladesh High Commissioner Mahbubuz Zaman also rejected reports that the incident was fuelled by a bus accident involving a Bangladeshi worker.

Officers from the CID collecting evidence after the riot in Little India. (Photo: Lee Gim Siong)

The High Commissioner called on the Bangladesh community to exercise utmost calm and restraint, and fully cooperate with the law enforcement agencies following the riot in the Little India district on Sunday night.

Zaman said: “I want to categorically state that as per available information, the news reports that appeared on a section of media and news involving a Bangladeshi worker is not based on facts.”

“We are pledged and duty bound to help the authorities to maintain rule of law, order and discipline in the society and community. This is necessary to maintain overall law and order, and also to ensure that the law enforcement agencies can carry out their duties and responsibilities.”

“We would also like to take this opportunity to extend our hands of cooperation and assistance to the government and relevant agencies,” he added.

Courtesy- CNA