Singapore ‘strongly condemns’ Orlando shooting

Singapore ‘strongly condemns’ Orlando shooting

There have been no reports of Singaporeans injured or affected by the attack, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says.

SINGAPORE: The Orlando shooting, which left at least 50 people dead and dozens more injured, was a “heinous” attack which Singapore condemns, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said.

The attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, by a gunman armed with an assault rifle, was the deadliest mass shooting in US history.

“Singapore strongly condemns the heinous attack that took place in Orlando on Jun 12, which resulted in many deaths and injuries. There can be no justification for such actions,” an MFA spokesperson said in a statement issued on Monday (Jun 13).

There have been no reports of Singaporeans injured or affected by the attack, the MFA spokesperson added.

“The Singapore Embassy in Washington DC has contacted most of the Singaporeans registered in Orlando and they are safe. The embassy is also in contact with the local US authorities.

“We express our deepest condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives, and we hope for a speedy recovery for those who are injured,” the statement said.

MFA advised Singaporeans in Orlando to be vigilant and to follow the instructions of the US authorities. Singaporeans in the city and require consular assistance should contact the Singapore Embassy in Washington DC or the 24-hour MFA Duty Office at:

Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in Washington DC
Tel: +1 (202) 537 3100
Email: singemb_was@mfa.sg

MFA Duty Office
Tel: +65 6379 8800 / 8855 (24-hour hotline)
Email: mfa_duty_officer@mfa.gov.sg

Source: CNA/cy