Bangkok blast: Singapore has stepped up security, says DPM Teo Chee Hean

Mr Teo Chee Hean, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence.
Mr Teo Chee Hean, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Singapore's security agencies have boosted security measures in response to the bomb blast in Bangkok on Monday night, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Teo Chee Hean has said.

Mr Teo, who is also Coordinating Minister for National Security, posted on Facebook: "Our security agencies are monitoring the situation closely and have stepped up security measures and vigilance here."

He added that Singapore's security agencies will "continue to do their utmost to detect and prevent such acts of violence".

He also expressed his sympathies to the victims of the Bangkok bomb blast, and their families.

One Singaporean woman, 34-year-old Melisa Liu, was killed, and seven other Singaporeans were injured in the explosion at Erawan Shrine - a popular tourist destination.

At least 22 people were killed and more than 120 wounded in the bomb attack.