05 Nov 2019

Written Reply to Parliamentary Question on Changes to the Role of the Gurkha Contingent, by Mr K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law

Question:

Mr Gan Thiam Poh: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs (a) whether there have been changes to the role of the Gurkha Contingent (GC) of the Singapore Police Force since its establishment and, if so, what are these changes; and (b) whether there is more that the GC can do for our national security.

 

Answer:

1. The role of the Gurkha Contingent has remained unchanged. It is tasked with guarding selected installations, providing security coverage at major security events, and augmenting Police response to public order and public security incidents.

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