Report of the Singapore Riots Inquiry Commission together with a despatch from His Excellency the Governor of Singapore to the Right Honourable the Secretary of State for the Colonies

A report prepared by Singapore Riots Inquiry Commission. It looks into and reports on the recent disorders in Singapore on the 11th December, and subsequent days, with, special reference to the causes of those disorders, and to the measures taken to protect life-and property and to restore law and order.

 

Title
Report of the Singapore Riots Inquiry Commission together with a despatch from His Excellency the Governor of Singapore to the Right Honourable the Secretary of State for the Colonies
Subject
Riots--Singapore
Civil disorders
Publisher
Printed at the Govt. Print. Off., 1951
Contributor
Government of Singapore
Digital Description
application/pdf, 78828 KB, 112 p. : folded maps
Table of Contents
I. Introduction
II. The Singapore Police Force
III. The Hertogh case
IV. Development of the feeling aroused by the Hertogh case
V. The outbreak of the disorders on the 11th December, 1950
VI. The rioting in the Sultan Mosque area
VII. The rapid deterioration of the situation during the afternoon of the 11th December, 1950
VIII. The calling out of the military and the restoration of law and order
IX. Casualties
X. The failure of the Malay police during the riots
XI. The failure of the police higher command
XII. Error in appreciation of situation before the 11th December
XIII. Factors tending to lower morale and reduce efficiency in the police force
XIV. Indonesian and other influences
XV. Opinions expressed by officials as to the cause of the riots
XVI. The evidence of the Nadra action committee
XVII. Curfews and restrictions on movement
XVIII. The work of the public information services and the department of broadcasting
XIX. The movements of the governor on the 11th December, 1950
XX. Steps taken by government towards restoration of public confidence
XXI. Matters arising in the course of the inquiry calling for comment
XXII. Summary of conclusions and recommendations.
All rights reserved. Government of Singapore, 1951

 

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