The scene on the otherwise quite and orderly streets of Singapore spoke of utter disarray when vehicles were overturned, buses set on fire and bottles were hurled at the security forces. "Police arrested 27 South Asians," said Ng Joo Hee, the police commissioner.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong warned that the authorities would "spare no efforts to identify the culprits and deal with them with the full force of the law. Whatever events may have sparked the rioting, there is no excuse for such violent, destructive, and criminal behavior."
The rioters belonged to a popular area in the city called "Little India" that is majorly populated by Indian, Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Sri Lankan and Nepali expatriates.
The issue has gone viral on social media, highlighting the issues of overcrowding and the increase in the hiring of migrant workers for the country's construction works and menial jobs.