Published: 14 January 2016
1. We are saddened and shocked to learn about the senseless attacks in Jakarta. Our thoughts are with the families of the victims and the people of Indonesia.
2. This incident is another sombre reminder that such attacks can happen in Singapore. Our security and intelligence agencies have enhanced their checks and are in touch with their Indonesian counterparts on their investigations into the attacks. But everyone in the community must play their part by being vigilant and to immediately report any suspicious behaviour or persons to the authorities. It is everyone’s responsibility to keep Singapore safe from any form of attack.
3. If an attack happens here, we must respond decisively as one community. Remain united so that any attempt to cause fear and distrust in the community will not succeed. We must be able to recover quickly and emerge stronger as one people.