31 May '15, 9am

Police did the right thing in Shangri-La incident: Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen

Police did the right thing in Shangri-La incident: Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen

SINGAPORE - Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said the police "did the right thing" and handled Sunday's incident near the Shangri-La Hotel effectively. The police were vigilant to the fact that the incident, which later turned out to be drug-related, could have been a terrorist plot, he said. "The incident was an isolated one and drug-related, but the police did the right thing, ever vigilant to the fact that this could have been a terrorist plot," he wrote in a Facebook post on Sunday. The Shangri-La Dialogue, an annual security conference being held at the hotel, went on smoothly despite the incident which involved three men who ignored police warnings to stop their car for a boot check. Police fired at the vehicle which crashed through barricades and shot dead the 34-year-old Singaporean driver. Two male passengers in the car, both Singaporeans, were arrested. Substances bel...

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