Boston blasts: Singapore Foreign Minister Shanmugam saddened by news

Singapore Foreign Minister K. Shanmugam said he was saddened by the news of the Boston Marathon blasts.

"Quite upset and saddened when I heard about the blasts in Boston.

"It is terrible that there is such evil and malice in some people, to keep doing this to other innocent people - in this case the innocent athletes and spectators who had come together to celebrate the positive human spirit," Mr Shanmugam, who is also Law Minister, posted on his Facebook.

"The human spirit is indomitable, will succeed, and cannot be destroyed by such actions. We all stand together with the victims of the bomb blasts, and our deepest condolences to their families," he wrote.