31 Dec '17, 11am

Manpower and technology to keep Singapore safe during festive period: Shanmugam

Manpower and technology to keep Singapore safe during festive period: Shanmugam

SINGAPORE - The police will spare no efforts in securing the Marina Bay area as well as other popular spots in Singapore where merrymakers plan to enjoy the festive season, said Home Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam just as the country prepares to usher in the new year. Speaking at the sidelines of a constituency event in Yishun to celebrate the New Year on Sunday (Dec 31), Mr Shanmugam said: "We have a very high level of security measures." He noted that various types of officers, such as regular officers, full-time national servicemen and volunteer constables, had been deployed throughout the holiday period to keep the nation safe. Thousands of officers are on higher alert, said Mr Shanmugam. "We are taking this very seriously." Besides manpower, technology, such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), CCTVs and enhanced police cameras fitted with speakers and lights, i...

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