Singapore outlines steps to combat terrorism

(From The Strait Times)

A major upgrade of Singapore’s strategy to counter terrorism is in the works, at a time when the threat of an attack is at the highest level it has ever been.

K Shanmugham

K Shanmugham

CCTV coverage will be expanded considerably across the island, stringent measures are being studied for buildings and major events, and dedicated police emergency response teams will be formed to react swiftly to attacks.

Significantly, a new national program called SG Secure will be rolled out to organise and train people to protect society from a terror attack and ensure that multi-racial, multi-religious harmony is upheld.

These measures to strengthen the nation’s defences and – importantly – its social fabric will be put in place over the next few years, and were outlined by Minister for Home Affairs and Law K. Shanmugam in a speech to senior Home Team officers on Friday morning (March 18). Read More

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