Singapore authorities said today that they are investigating two Chinese men's allegations that police assaulted them while they were in custody after participating in Singapore's first strike in three decades.
The men told a local documentary film-maker in January that they had been threatened and beaten by police during questioning.
Liu Xiangying and He Junling were among five charged over their involvement in the November strike that saw 171 Chinese bus drivers protest over being paid nearly a quarter less than their Malaysian colleagues.
The Home Affairs Ministry claimed that it was taking the allegations seriously and had asked an independent police office to investigate.
Of the other drivers who went on strike 29 lost their work permits and were deported to China.
The rest were issued warnings but were allowed to remain and continue to work in Singapore.