Singapore Security No Joke: Extremists Turned Away, Reporters Deported

Virginia Kruta Associate Editor
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A Sunday announcement from Singaporean officials revealed just how tight security is in preparation for the historic summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

The report, published by the Associated Press on Sunday, revealed that in the last week alone, the Singaporean government had apprehended several people, including two trespassing South Korean journalists who have been deported.

Immigration authorities turned away at least one person on Saturday, said to be “from a regional country,” who had recently been searching the internet for information on suicide bombs. That person’s name has not been revealed.

Just a day earlier, two South Korean journalists were deported after being arrested for trespassing at the North Korean ambassador’s home. Singapore’s Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam explained, “I think it’s a bad idea in any country to break into ambassador’s residences. No different in Singapore. Case closed. They have been asked to leave.”

On Thursday, Australian Zaky Mallah was barred from entering the country. Mallah has a history of extremism and was once tried on terrorism charges. (RELATED: Trump Arrives In Singapore For Summit With Kim Jong Un)

In addition to the security provided by the local government in Singapore, both Kim Jong Un and President Trump will be traveling with their own security details.