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Singapore: Terror plot on APEC Singapore Summit an ‘unverified rumour’

Updated On: Aug 24, 2009

Law Minister K. Shanmugam on Sunday dismissed as 'completely unverified rumour' recent media reports that there is a plot to attack the APEC Summit to be held in Singapore in November.

Media reports last week quoted an intelligence analyst from the Centre for Intelligence and National Security in Indonesia as saying that investigations into last month's bombings in Jakarta had uncovered a plot to target the APEC Summit being held in Singapore in November.

The probe supposedly revealed that terrorists also planned to use snipers to attack United States President Barack Obama's convoy during an expected visit to Indonesia around the same time.

Mr Shanmugam stressed that as with the other major summits Singapore has previously hosted, the country will ensure that the necessary security measures will be taken: 'Wherever the President of the United States, or various heads of states visit, you obviously take the appropriate security precautions.'

Mr Shanmugam, who is also Second Minister for Home Affairs, was speaking on the sidelines of a community event in Yishun on Sunday.

Sources:

Channel News Asia, Plot to attack APEC Summit in S'pore an unverified rumour, 23 August 2009, 
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1000374/1...

The Straits Times, Attack plot a 'rumour', 24 August 2009, http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking%2BNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_420...







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