Remain vigilant, building on work of Home Team pioneers

IT IS not by chance that Singaporeans have enjoyed peace, security and public order for the past five decades. It is our Home Team pioneers' dedicated and selfless service which has largely contributed to our safe state of affairs ("For good times to last, reflect on times past"; June 8).

Not only do Singaporeans feel safe and secure here, many others, including investors and migrant workers, have peace of mind while doing business and working in our peaceful and orderly environment.

They are fully aware that our law enforcement officers are impartial and fair in dealing with people, regardless of race, religion or nationality.

This is one reason why foreign government agencies will not hesitate to support and cooperate with our law enforcement agencies when the need arises.

The Government's recognition and appreciation of 2,000 Home Team pioneers for their devoted and creditable contributions could not have come at a more appropriate time, when Singaporeans celebrate the nation's golden jubilee ("Honours for those who kept S'pore safe"; May 29).

The pioneers of our police and security forces have laid a strong foundation and developed resources which the present and future generations can leverage on to ensure that our country is in safe hands.

More crucially, we must not throw caution to the wind. Instead, we should remain alert and vigilant at all times as complacency can and will destroy the fabric of our nation.

Jeffrey Law Lee Beng

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 22, 2015, with the headline 'Remain vigilant, building on work of Home Team pioneers'. Print Edition | Subscribe