DHAKA: The Bangladesh High Commissioner in Singapore, Mr Mahbubuz Zaman, has called on the Bangladesh community to exercise utmost calm and restraint, and fully cooperate with the law enforcement agencies following the riot in the Little India district on Sunday night.
In a statement on Monday morning, Mr Zaman also rejected reports that the incident was fuelled by a bus accident involving a Bangladeshi worker.
Mr Zaman said: "I want to categorically state that as per available information, the news reports that appeared on a section of media and news involving a Bangladeshi worker is not based on facts."
"We are pledged and duty bound to help the authorities to maintain rule of law, order and discipline in the society and community. This is necessary to maintain overall law and order, and also to ensure that the law enforcement agencies can carry out their duties and responsibilities."
"We would also like to take this opportunity to extend our hands of cooperation and assistance to the government and relevant agencies," he added.
BDST: 1028 HRS, DEC 09, 2013
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