Singapore strongly condemns Ulu Tiram police station attack, says its foreign ministry; Singaporean among arrested


SINGAPORE (Bernama/The Star): Singapore strongly condemns the attack at Ulu Tiram police station in Johor on Friday, which led to the death of two police officers and injured another.

"We extend our sympathies and condolences to the bereaved families, and wish the injured officer a speedy recovery,” Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said in a statement.

The ministry, including the Singapore High Commission in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore Consulate General in Johor Baru, is monitoring the situation, the MFA added.

The ministry also advised Singaporeans in or travelling to Malaysia to exercise vigilance and take all necessary precautions to ensure their personal safety.

"Singaporeans who travel to Malaysia should eRegister with MFA through our website, https://eregister.mfa.gov.sg, so that we can contact and assist you in an emergency,” it said, adding that all Singaporeans travelling abroad are encouraged to purchase comprehensive medical and travel insurance.

In the 2.45 am incident, two policemen - Constable Ahmad Azza Fahmi Azhar and Constable Muhamad Syafiq Ahmad Said - were killed while another was injured after they were attacked by an intruder at the station.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Razarudin Husain said the suspect who was shot dead at the location is believed to be a member of the Jemaah Islamiyah.

For the record, seven individuals, including a Singaporean, who were detained on Friday (May 17) in connection with the Ulu Tiram police station attack have been remanded for seven days.

The remand order was issued by magistrate Hidayatul Syuhada Shamsudin from Saturday (May 18) until Friday (May 24) at the Seri Alam District police headquarters here.

The remand was made to assist investigation under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.

All the suspects were represented by the National Legal Aid Foundation’s (YBGK) Muhammad Zahier Rosli, Bustaman Menon Abdul Hamid Menon and Sulaiman Zamani, except for the Singaporean. - Bernama/The Star

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