Temporary measures have restored sense of calm in Little India: Lui Tuck Yew
- POSTED: 16 Dec 2013 00:07
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Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew, who is also the MP for Moulmein-Kallang GRC, said the contrast in Little India on Sunday night compared to last week could not have been greater.
SINGAPORE: Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew, who is also the MP for Moulmein-Kallang GRC, said the contrast in Little India on Sunday night compared to last week could not have been greater.
Writing on his Facebook account, he said it was clear that everyone agreed how much quieter the place had become.
Mr Lui, who was in Little India on Sunday evening, said a few shopkeepers who were not involved in liquor sales said they have seen an increase in business including patronage from Singaporeans.
The temporary lights that have been put up in the fields and along the back lanes have helped, he added.
Mr Lui said the measures that the Ministry of Home Affairs imposed on a temporary basis have helped to restore a sense of calm and order to the place.
Going forward, he said these measures will have to be tweaked so that, for everyone involved, Little India can become a better PLACE - Police presence enhanced, Less Alcohol and Congestion, Enforcement tightened.
As at 10pm, Police said there were no incidents reported in Little India.
They added that there were also no breaches of the alcohol ban detected and no one was caught for consuming alcohol in the public places in Little India.