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Security tightened for ASEAN Summit

Posted by jtsmyth8 on November 15, 2007

With just a couple of days to go to the high-profile 13th Asean Summit and its related meetings, stringent measures in security and traffic management by the police, in concert with the Singapore Armed Forces and the Singapore Civil Defence Force, are being put in place.

For example, the directive has gone out that none of the 120 new 5- and 7-series BMWs ferrying the heads of state and other VIPs around will fly the small flags indicating the delegates’ countries.

This is to prevent certain delegates from being recognized and falling target to attacks.

The average man in the street might come up against delays on the daily commute for motorists and pedestrians alike, especially around the Shangri-la Hotel, the meeting venue.

Some roads will be cordoned off for a part of or the whole day, and random vehicles or members of the public around the event areas may be pulled over for checks.

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