REACTIONS POUR IN
Was shocked to learn of the brutal attack at the offices of the weekly magazine, Charlie Hebdo, in Paris, that has claimed many lives. I have written to French PM Manuel Valls to offer our condolences to the families of the victims. Singapore strongly condemns this savage act of terror. It is yet another reminder of the threat posed by terrorism to all civilised societies, and that it is totally wrong to invoke religion to justify such savagery. My thoughts are with the French people during this difficult period.
- Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in a Facebook post yesterday
Sad to see how extremism can lead to violence and bloodshed. My deepest condolences to the loved ones of the victims in Paris. We must treasure and strengthen the ties that bind our communities together in Singapore. But no country is immune. We've stepped up our security patrols and surveillance in relevant areas. Singaporeans can also help by reporting any suspicious activities to the authorities.
- Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean in a Facebook post yesterday
Singapore strongly condemns the heinous attack on the offices of the weekly magazine, Charlie Hebdo, in Paris, France, that killed and injured many. We express our condolences to the families of the victims and to the people of France. This incident is another painful reminder that all countries face a common threat from terrorism. We support the French government's efforts to bring the perpetrators to justice.
- Spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs