02 May '11, 9am

GE: Osama's death a reminder of larger threats out in the world

GE: Osama's death a reminder of larger threats out in the world

SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says the death of Osama bin Laden is a reminder that there are larger threats out in the world, even as Singapore engages in political battles during this period. Speaking at a news conference on Monday to mark the midway point of hustings in Singapore, Mr Lee said it is good for the world that Osama is dead but he added Al-Qaeda still exists and Singapore is still on the radar of terror groups. He said Al-Qaeda has franchises which operate all over the world, including in South East Asia. Mr Lee said: "We must not take our eyes off, because if we do, then something untoward could easily happen to us. Osama bin Laden is dead but a few weeks ago, one week ago, the Indonesians found three big bombs near a church and somebody blew himself up in a mosque in the police headquarters to try and hit the police chief, and in Kuala Lumpur th...

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