SINGAPORE - Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean said that Singapore has stepped up on security measures following the series of bomb explosions that rocked the Indonesian capital today (Jan 14).
Mr Teo, who is also Coordinating Minister for National Security, said he has called his Indonesian counterpart, Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs, Luhut Pandjaitan, to convey his condolences to the families and loved ones of those who passed away in the Jakarta bomb blasts.
"As close neighbours and friends, we are saddened by the loss of lives and injuries. We also agreed to enhance cooperation for the security of our two countries."
"In Singapore, we are watching the developments with concern and have stepped up security measures."
"All of us can also help by staying vigilant. Let us stand together, united against possible security threats," Mr Teo added.
In a Facebook post today, the Singapore Army said that the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has implemented heightened security measures in view of the multiple attacks in Jakarta.
"Our soldiers on duty will conduct additional checks for any irregularities and respond to any suspicious activities in accordance with the existing procedures," said the SAF.