Singapore authorities arrests four Chinese for illegal strike

Singapore authorities arrests four Chinese for illegal strikeThe authorities in Singapore have arrested four Chinese nationals for being a part of an illegal strike that was held to display dissatisfaction over wages and living conditions of SMRT bus drivers.

The police said that the four Chinese males were arrested for their roles in the strike that was held at a worker's dormitory located along Woodlands Sector 1 on Nov 26 and 27, 2012. The four persons are likely to be charged under section 10 a of the Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act (Chapter 67) read with section 109 of the Penal Code (Chapter 224) in the Subordinate Courts.

The police said in a statement that, "Between 28 and 29 November 2012, Police arrested four male PRC nationals for their roles in the illegal strike at a worker's dormitory located along Woodlands Sector 1 on 26 November 2012 and 27 November 2012."

If He Jun Ling, 32, Gao Yue Qiang, 32, Lin Xing Ying, 33, and Wang Xian Jie 39 are found guilty, they are likely to be charged up to $2,000 or imprisoned for upto 12 months or both. The strike, which is the first in 25 years in the island nation, indicates that country is facing difficulties in managing influx of foreign workers and growing discontent.

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