Singapore is moving quickly to quash immigrant crime by deporting many of the alien rioters involved in unprecedented violence after an immigrant worker was killed accidentally in a traffic accident.
BBC December 18, 2013
Singapore says it will deport 53 foreign workers for their involvement in the country's worst riot in more than 40 years.
Another 28 face criminal charges for the riot, which broke out earlier this month in Singapore's Little India district.
The violent protests broke out after an Indian national was knocked down and killed by a bus.
But more importantly, there are no endless appeals for the aliens.
The men facing deportation consisted of 52 Indian nationals and one Bangladeshi national, Police Commissioner Ng Joo Hee said.
Home Affairs Minister Teo Chee Hean said: "We have taken strong and decisive action to charge and to repatriate those who took part in the riot, to send a strong signal that we will not tolerate actions by anyone which threaten law and order in Singapore."
Those being deported failed to disperse despite police orders and "threatened public order, making their continued presence in Singapore undesirable", the Ministry of Home Affairs said in a statement on Tuesday.
Law Minister K Shanmugam told reporters on Tuesday that under Singapore's Immigration Act, foreigners considered a threat to public security could be repatriated.
Of course, cultural Marxists are upset that Singapore is deporting violent aliens.
However, Human Rights Watch's Asia deputy director, Phil Robertson, urged greater "transparency" in the deportation decisions.
"It's an issue of due process," Mr Robertson told the BBC. "Singapore does have a policy of deport first and ask questions later."
Apparently there is another side to the story of the rioters:
"No one is excusing the people who used violence on that day... but in the case of the deportations it's not clear how the decision was taken, what evidence was brought against these people, or whether they had the opportunity to present their version of the story."
Activist group Workfair Singapore, which campaigns on labour conditions, said the "arbitrary deportation" without trial raised "grave concerns".
"The Controller of Work Passes should not have arbitrary powers to revoke work passes without the right of appeal, or the Police Commissioner to determine culpability," it said.
Of course, the radical left is trying to excuse the violence. That is what neo-Marxists do. But Singapore is having none of it.
Here is some advice to guest workers in the Lion City: