Singapore strongly condemns Orlando shootings; no reports of Singaporeans affected: MFA

Flowers are placed at a make-shift memorial in front of the Stonewall Inn in New York City where a vigil was held following the massacre that occurred at a gay Orlando nightclub on June 12.
Flowers are placed at a make-shift memorial in front of the Stonewall Inn in New York City where a vigil was held following the massacre that occurred at a gay Orlando nightclub on June 12. PHOTO: AFP

Singapore has strongly condemned the nightclub massacre on Sunday (June 12) in the Florida city of Orlando, saying there is "no justification for such actions".

It also expressed "deepest condolences" to the families of victims, as well as a quick recovery for the injured, according to a statement sent on Monday (June 13) from Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).

The Singapore Embassy in Washington has contacted most of the Singaporeans registered in Orlando, and ascertained that they are safe, said the statement.

 

It also added that there are no reports of Singaporeans affected by the incident, the worst mass shooting in United States history.

The MFA urged Singaporeans in Orlando to exercise vigilance and follow the instructions of the authorities there. Those who need assistance can contact the embassy or MFA Duty Office in the following ways:

 

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Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in Washington DC

Tel: +1 (202) 537 3100

Email: singemb_was@mfa.sg

MFA Duty Office

Tel: +65 6379 8800 / 8855 (24-hour hotline)

Email: mfa_duty_officer@mfa.gov.sg