Bangkok blast: President Tony Tan condemns 'terrible act of terror'

Bangkok blast: President Tony Tan condemns 'terrible act of terror'
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SINGAPORE - President Tony Tan has condemned the bomb attack in Bangkok as a "terrible act of terror". 

In a Facebook post today (Aug 18), the President wrote: "My wife and I were shocked to learn of the bomb blast that took place near a tourist attraction in Bangkok last night.

"We were especially concerned by media reports that a Singaporean was among those who lost their lives in the incident and several Singaporeans were injured too."

A 34-year-old Singaporean woman had been killed in the blast that rocked the Thai capital yesterday (Aug 17) night. Her husband and brother were also injured.

The woman has been identified as Madam Melisa Liu Rui Chun, according to The Straits Times. She died on the spot. 

Dr Tan reiterated that the Singapore Embassy in Bangkok is rendering the necessary consular assistance to the affected Singaporeans and their families.

"Our condolences go to the families of all the victims and we pray for the speedy and complete recovery of those who are injured," Dr Tan added.

"We hope that the perpetrators of this terrible act of terror will be brought to justice swiftly."

maryanns@sph.com.sg

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