21 December 2017
The festive season is about to kick into high gear, but so are security checks.
Police, auxiliary police and security officers will be deployed to ensure the public’s safety and security. Officers from the Protective Security Command, Emergency Response Teams and the Special Operations Command will also be out on patrols.
Professor Rohan Gunaratna, head of the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research, Singapore, said there is a trend for the Al-Qaeda and Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) groups to target Christians.
Also, he said that given ISIS’ significant losses in Iraq and Syria, affiliated groups, such as those in South-east Asia, would want to conduct revenge attacks. “The IS-centric threat in South-east Asia is on the increase,” he said, referring to ISIS.
He added: “It is absolutely necessary at this time that the public cooperate fully with the authorities… Signs and clues of an attack can always be detected by the public.”
ICPVTR / Online / Print
Last updated on 21/12/2017