For ensuring fool proof security for the high-profile summit meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the venues involved and the areas around them have been designated as Enhanced Security Special Event Areas from June 10 to 14. Security agencies including Singapore Police Force, Home Team agencies and Singapore Armed Forces have geared up for the event.
Singaporeans can expect heightened security measures during the above period including screenings of people and vehicles.
Briefing media persons today, director of operations Senior Assistant Commissioner (SAC) How Kwang Hwee, said, “The summit between the United States and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea is of great international significance. Police and security agencies in Singapore are committed to ensuring security.”
“The police, Home Team agencies, Singapore Armed Forces and auxiliary police forces will be deployed during the summit. We have been working closely with the security advanced teams of both countries to develop and put in place plans for the summit,” he added.
He also said the summit has been declared as an Enhanced Special Security Event from June 10 to 14 by the Minister of Home Affairs under the Public Order Act.
Singapore Police Force will put in place strict security measures within Enhanced Security Special Event Areas. The Police have also demarcated Special Zones within the Enhanced Security Special Event Areas for additional security checks on persons and vehicles entering them.
Singapore Police have also restricted taking prohibited items within the Enhanced Security Special Event Areas. It is an offence to take any prohibited item into these areas. The Police will conduct checks on persons for such items within the Enhanced Security Special Event Areas. Where found, such items will be seized and investigations will be initiated against the persons found in possession of the items.
In addition to this, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones are prohibited within the Enhanced Security Special Event Areas. It is an offence to fly a UAV in these areas and Police will take strict enforcement action against anyone found doing so, including arresting the operators of such UAVs and seizing the UAVs, said Singapore Police
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) will also be restricting vessel movement within and around the Enhanced Security Special Event Areas. Vessels may also be subjected to additional security checks by the Police.
The summit meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will be held at the Capella Hotel in Sentosa. Hectic activities are going on before the summit. Singapore’s Foreign Minister Dr Vivian Balakrishnan made a whirlwind tour of the US and met the top officials of the country, including US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Bolton.
Singapore Police Force have also sought the cooperation of the public to comply with all orders issued by Police officers.
“We seek the support and cooperation of the public because these security measures are necessary to ensure the security of the summit and Singapore,” said SAC How.
“Members of the public can play an important role and partner the police by being vigilant and report any suspicious activities to the police immediately,” he added.