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The editor in-charge of the news section of India's Sun TV has apologised for an incorrect news report about the Little India riot that occurred on December 8, which it broadcast on December 9.
SINGAPORE: The editor in-charge of the news section of India's Sun TV has apologised for an incorrect news report about the Little India riot that occurred on December 8, which it broadcast on December 9.
In an email to Singapore's Consul-General in Chennai, Mr R Umashankar said he takes responsibility for the incorrect news report.
He added that he would like to put it on record that there was no intention on Sun TV's part to do anything that would spoil the centuries old cordial and friendly relationship among various communities living in Singapore.
He also assured the Singapore Consul-General that such an error will not happen again.
Mr Umashankar also informed the Singapore Consul-General that the correct version of the report about the incident at Little India was carried by Sun TV in its 7pm prime-time bulletin on December 10.
It was given the same prominence and duration as the original report that aired on December 9.
Singapore's High Commissioner in New Delhi, Mr Lim Thuan Kuan, had written to Sun TV network on December 10 regarding its erroneous reporting of the riot.
Mr Lim said Sun TV had wrongly reported that an Indian national, who died in a traffic accident that triggered the riot, was pushed out of the bus by the driver.
The report also claimed that Singaporeans and the Chinese attacked the Indian nationals.