PM Lee Hsien Loong strongly condemns Christchurch mass shooting terrorism

Singaporeans in New Zealand can seek consular assistance.

Belmont Lay | March 15, 06:55 pm

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has expressed his deepest condolences to Christchurch shooting victims.

In a Facebook post some five hours after the attack just before 1:40pm in New Zealand that sent shock waves around the world, PM Lee said the incident is a sombre reminder that terrorism remains a serious threat across the world:

The shootings during Friday prayers left at least 49 dead and some 20 people injured.

It was New Zealand’s worst mass shooting.

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PM Lee added: “This heinous act is an attempt to spread fear and hatred, and create divisions within societies. We need to respond with unity, fortitude and resilience.”

He also characterised the incidents as “horrific terrorist attacks”.

In his post, PM Lee also provided information for Singaporeans in New Zealand, in case they require help:

To Singaporeans in Christchurch: do stay safe and keep your families informed of your whereabouts. If you need consular assistance, you can contact the following:

Singapore High Commission in Wellington
Tel: +64-4-470-0850
Emergency contact: +64-21-280-3161
Email: [email protected]

MFA Duty Office (24hrs)
Tel: +65 6379 8800/8855
Email: [email protected]

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