Singapore: Expanded police powers proposed to deal with terror attacks


n the event of a terror attack, members of the public may be required to stop taking photos or videos in an affected area and not forward messages about police operations to others.

Aimed at protecting the secrecy of tactical operations, this is among powers that the authorities will be given if a new Public Order and Safety (Special Powers) Bill is passed.

Introduced in Parliament for its first reading on Tuesday (Feb 27), the proposed Bill will empower the police to make a communications stop order.

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Source: The Straits Times