High alert still not enough: DPM Teo

High alert still not enough: DPM Teo
A woman places a flower in front of the synagogue in Krystalgade in Copenhagen February 15, 2015. Danish police shot and killed a man in Copenhagen on Sunday they believe was responsible for two deadly attacks at an event promoting freedom of speech and on a synagogue.

The shootings in Copenhagen show that even a city on its guard against terrorism remains vulnerable to attacks, said Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean yesterday.

"You can see that even in a city on high alert, it is very difficult to stop all attacks, because all it needs is one person," he said, speaking on the sidelines of a community event in Pasir Ris.

Mr Teo, who is also Coordinating Minister for National Security and Minister for Home Affairs, added that the community must stay united in the face of such attacks to prevent terrorists from achieving their goals.

He said: "Terrorists want to achieve two things - to terrorise people so that they can't continue with their daily lives, and to split communities."


This article was first published on February 16, 2015.
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