Tag Archives: Terrorist Attack

AN OPEN LETTER TO ISIS FROM INDONESIANS

Today, Indonesians are mourning. Our people were taken away from us, and dozens of others were injured as a result of horrendous acts of terrorism in Jakarta that you claimed responsibility for. Several hours later, Indonesian authorities and the media reported that the attacks were perpetrated by Daesh, aka the “Islamic State.”

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A SINGAPOREAN’S SCARY EXPERIENCE DURING PARIS TERROR ATTACKS

It's 2.30am on a Friday night as I start writing this. Madness has again descended on this beautiful city of light. I still hear sirens. Police. Ambulances. They come and go. We make and laugh at jokes. Macabre jokes. Morbid jokes. Tasteless jokes. Dumb jokes. Anything to relieve the tension. Everyone is on his or her phone. Texting loved ones. Texting friends and family and co-workers. Checking Facebook. Checking Twitter. Trying to find out what's going on. I check my email, including the marketing spam. I wonder if it's crass to do some online shopping to relieve the stress.

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TEO CHEE HEAN: SINGAPORE POLICE DID THE RIGHT THING

Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said the police "did the right thing" and handled Sunday's incident near the Shangri-La Hotel effectively. The police were vigilant to the fact that the incident, which later turned out to be drug-related, could have been a terrorist plot, he said.

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