No discontent among Indian foreign workers: Indian High Commissioner
- POSTED: 12 Dec 2013 22:25
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No discontentment has been discerned among the Indian community of foreign workers in Singapore, said the Indian High Commissioner to Singapore, Ms Vijay Thakur Singh on Thursday evening.
SINGAPORE: No discontentment has been discerned among the Indian community of foreign workers in Singapore, said the Indian High Commissioner to Singapore, Ms Vijay Thakur Singh on Thursday evening.
She said the Little India riot on Sunday was an unfortunate incident, but was not premeditated.
Speaking to workers at Westlite Mandai Dormitory, Ms Singh said she will engage Singapore authorities to find solutions if any problems arise.
She said she has taken note of concerns over wages, benefits and compensation voiced by some workers.
Ms Singh added that the alcohol ban at Little India this weekend has to be respected, but workers are likely to continue heading there.
She also said she has been in touch with the Law Society of Singapore to make legal assistance available to those arrested.
Ms Singh is optimistic that the strong relationship between Singapore and India will continue.
She said: “Harmonious relations exist between the people as well as the two countries. And we have to separate the incident from the relationship. This incident is isolated.
“The relationship between our people and our two countries is very strong. And that relationship will continue.
"We have with Singapore a strategic partnership, we're talking to them on a wide range of issues. We are going to continue that cooperation."