Manpower and technology to keep Singapore safe during joyful duration: Shanmugam

SINGAPORE – The police will spare no efforts in securing the Marina Bay location as well as other popular areas in Singapore where merrymakers prepare to take pleasure in the joyful season, stated Home Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam just as the country prepares to usher in the brand-new year.Speaking at the

sidelines of a constituency occasion in Yishun to commemorate the New Year on Sunday(Dec 31), Mr Shanmugam stated: \”We have a really high level of security measures. \”He noted that different kinds of officers, such as routine officers, full-time nationwide servicemen and volunteer constables, had been deployed throughout the vacation period to keep the nation safe.Thousands of officers are on higher alert, said Mr Shanmugam.\”We are taking this very seriously.\”

Besides workforce, technology, such as unmanned aerial automobiles(UAVs), CCTVs and improved

police video cameras fitted with speakers and lights, is being used at the countdown.The cops\’s brand-new UAV-with its sirens, cam and speakers -took to the skies for the very first time at the

Marina Bay countdown.Security measures need to be comprehensive because Singapore is an\”apparent target \”, stated Mr Shanmugam.

Barricades being set up at Esplanade Park ahead of New Year\’s Eve festivities He pointed out that fear group ISIS(Islamic State in Iraq and Syria)has recently launched another video, including a Singaporean, Megat Shahdan Abdul Samad, on social media.In the graphic video, Shahdan, 39, was seen carrying out three males by shooting them. He and 2 other accomplices were worn military fatigues.The eight-minute long clip, which has been shared on social networks and chat groups, shows footage of battles, vehicle attacks, and scenes of stadiums and parties.The brand-new video is specifically timed to prompt attacks at New Year events, Teacher Rohan Gunaratna, head of the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research Study in Singapore, told The Straits Times.Mr Shanmugam said:\”There will seethe people who may really head out and try and assault, in different nations.\” Nevertheless, the minister prompted Singaporeans to keep Islamophobia out of this country.Islamophobia is inappropriate however it is increasing around the world, he said, keeping in mind that this is unreasonable to the \”peaceful nature of the vast bulk of Muslims

around the world \”. Islamophobia occurs from a deep misconception of the real nature of the faith, said Mr Shanmugam. It arises from the media\’s concentrate on Islamic extremism, he included.\”The dreadful, routine terrorist attacks, the deaths of many innocent people, and the wars in the Middle East have actually all integrated to develop a seriously incorrect image of Islam across the world,\”

he said.He advised Singaporeans that the innocent Muslim guys, ladies and children are the \”huge bulk of the victims of the extremists \”. Islam must likewise not be singled out

for extremism, as religious beliefs-no matter the type-can have intolerant people who promote violence, he added.During the constituency event, Mr Shanmugam also spoke about Singapore\’s vote in the United Country on Dec 21 to reject the United States \’unilateral recognition of Jerusalem as Israel\’s capital.Singapore supported the global agreement that the status of Jerusalem can only be settled as

a concurred final concern in a peace deal.Mr Shanmugam stated:\”Both Israel and Palestine have rights. We have actually always taken that position over many years, and both sets of rights have to be acknowledged.\”

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