KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 10 (Bernama) — Five auxiliary police personnel who are Malaysians with permanent resident status in Singapore suffered minor injuries while assisting the Singapore police in handling the riot that took place at Little India, Singapore on Sunday.
The Foreign Ministry in a statement, here, Tuesday said this was unofficially informed by the Police Command Post of Singapore to the Malaysian High Commission in Singapore.
“The five Malaysians are working with three major security firms employed by the government of Singapore to assist Singapore police in its operation,” it said.
According to the Singapore Police Command Post, one Malaysian national has been detained for investigation for possible involvement in the riot.
The Malaysian High Commission will render the necessary consular assistance to the affected Malaysians in coordination with the authorities of Singapore.
The incident on Dec 8 was an internal matter of Singapore, and Wisma Putra said it had frequently reminded Malaysians visiting, working or residing overseas “to respect the laws of their host countries, just like Malaysians expect foreigners residing in our country to abide by our laws”.
On Sunday night, a riot erupted in Little India, following a fatal accident involving a 33-year-old Indian national.
In the incident, the first in Singapore’s history since its independence, 27 foreigners from South Asia were detained to facilitate investigations.
Ten police officers were injured and five police vehicles, an ambulance and several private vehicles were damaged.