Swifter response to Boys' Home riot thanks to enhanced measures, says MSF

Police officers in riot gear leaving the Singapore Boys' Home in Jurong West Street 24 on Sept 28, after bringing the riot on the premises under control within two hours.
Police officers in riot gear leaving the Singapore Boys' Home in Jurong West Street 24 on Sept 28, after bringing the riot on the premises under control within two hours.ST PHOTO: JONATHAN CHOO

Improved response due to enhanced measures taken over the years, says MSF

A recent riot at the Singapore Boys' Home was met with a swifter and more effective response, thanks to enhanced measures implemented over the years, said the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF).

Tightened security at the home, regular talks by the police's Secret Societies Branch as well as frequent drills to sharpen response in riots or mass disturbances had all contributed, it said.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 16, 2018, with the headline 'Swifter response to Boys' Home riot'. Print Edition | Subscribe