SINGAPORE - Singapore will step up efforts to deal with new and growing challenges, Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam said on Monday (Jan 18).
These initiatives include strengthening border security capabilities, and installing police cameras at all HDB blocks and multi-storey carparks, he said in his ministry's Addendum to the President Tony Tan Keng Yam's Address to Parliament last Friday (Jan 15).
Here's a look at the key initiatives announced:
Step up security responses and resilience against terrorism
* The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority will strengthen border security capabilities
* Police will complete installation of police cameras at all HDB blocks and multi-storey carparks, and consider having more cameras in housing estates and public areas to deter and detect threats
Develop new operating models
* The Home Team will review operations to cope with increasing demands and manpower constraints, using data and technology to deploy officers and equipment
Deepen community engagement & international partnerships
* Laws will be reviewed to keep them relevant and effective against emerging threats, and public education will be scaled up
* Cooperation with international organisations will be deepened to counter terrorism, drugs and cybercrime, among other threats
Strengthen Home Team
* Intelligence efforts, investigations and operations will be better integrated across different Home Team departments