P. S. Suryanarayana
SINGAPORE: Singapore has raised alert levels for a comprehensive security of the City-State, following an intelligence assessment about a possible terrorist threat along the Malacca Straits.
Deputy Prime Minister Wong Kan Seng said on Friday: “Basically, all alert levels have been raised, not just for ships, but also for the security measures that we have undertaken for Singapore” so far. The Singapore Shipping Association had also alerted its members.
Asked for a situation update, the Minister said: “We received intelligence from our liaison partners about a possible plot to attack vessels coming through Singapore waters and through the Straits of Malacca.
As a result, various security agencies have been working very closely with one another, including the Republic of Singapore Navy and also our foreign liaison partners. We have also worked very closely with the shipping community.”
Malaysia and Indonesia, the other two littoral states along the Malacca Straits, are also on the alert.