More steps to fight terror

Minister for Home Affairs & Law K. Shanmugam speaking at the 2nd Studies in Inter-Religious Relations in Plural Societies (SRP) Distinguished Lecture and Symposium, on Jan 19, 2016.
Minister for Home Affairs & Law K. Shanmugam speaking at the 2nd Studies in Inter-Religious Relations in Plural Societies (SRP) Distinguished Lecture and Symposium, on Jan 19, 2016. PHOTO: BERITA HARIAN

The Ministry of Home Affairs is redoubling its efforts to counter the threat of terrorism that poses a heightened danger today, Minister K. Shanmugam told Parliament.

The size of its Emergency Response Teams, which will be able to respond to simultaneous attacks in multiple sites, will be increased.

The new SG Secure initiative will sensitise Singaporeans to the terror threat, while agencies will also tap data from traffic cameras and the ERP system to track travel patterns of suspicious individuals.

SEE TOP OF THE NEWS

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 07, 2016, with the headline 'More steps to fight terror'. Print Edition | Subscribe