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MFA Spokesperson's Comments on the Shooting Incidents in Christchurch, New Zealand, 15 March 2019

15 March 2019

  Singapore strongly condemns the terrorist attacks at the Masjid Al Noor and Linwood Masjid in Christchurch on 15 March 2019, which led to multiple deaths and injuries. There can be no justification for such attacks against civilians at the two mosques.  We extend our deepest condolences to the victims and bereaved families, and wish the injured a speedy recovery.

 

MFA and the Singapore High Commission in Wellington have reached out to all Singaporeans who are e-registered in Christchurch, New Zealand. Thus far, there are no Singaporeans injured in the shooting incidents, but we are providing assistance to some Singaporeans who have contacted MFA because their family members are in Christchurch. The Singapore High Commission will continue to liaise closely with the New Zealand authorities and monitor the situation.

 

Singaporeans in Christchurch are advised to remain vigilant and follow the advice of the local police. You are also advised to keep in touch with your family and friends to let them know you are safe. If you require consular assistance, please contact the Singapore High Commission or MFA Duty Office at:

 

Singapore High Commission in Wellington

Tel: +64-4-470-0850

Emergency contact: +64-21-280-3161

Email: singhc_wlg@mfa.sg

 

MFA Duty Office (24hrs)

Tel: +65 6379 8800/8855

Email: mfa_duty_officer@mfa.gov.sg

 

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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

SINGAPORE 

15 MARCH 2019

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