Declaration of 33rd ASEAN Summit and Related Summits as an Enhanced Security Special Event

The 33rd ASEAN Summit and related summits, to be held at Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre (Suntec) from 13 to 15 November 2018, have been declared as an ‘Enhanced Security Special Event’ under the Public Order Act.

The area around Suntec has correspondingly been designated as an Enhanced Security Special Event Area from 13 to 15 November 2018. To ensure public safety and security, the Police will put in place strict security measures within this area. The map in Annex A shows the boundaries of the Enhanced Security Special Event Area.

Security Restrictions within the Enhanced Security Special Event Area

Prohibited Items

The items listed in Annex B are prohibited within the Enhanced Security Special Event Area and it is an offence to take any prohibited item into this area. The Police will conduct checks on persons for such items within the Enhanced Security Special Event Area. Anyone found in possession of such items may be arrested and upon conviction, be liable to a fine not exceeding $20,000, an imprisonment term not exceeding 12 months, or to both. The items will also be seized.

No Flying of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones, are prohibited within the Enhanced Security Special Event Area. It is an offence to bring in or fly any UAVs in the Enhanced Security Special Event Area. It is also an offence to fly a UAV outside of the Enhanced Security Special Event Area in a manner that disrupts, interferes with, delays or obstructs the conduct of the event. Offenders may be arrested and upon conviction, be liable to a fine not exceeding $20,000, an imprisonment term not exceeding 12 months, or to both. The UAV will also be seized.

Application for Permits

Organisers of all public assemblies and processions within the Enhanced Security Special Event Area, whether indoors or outdoors, must apply for permits from the Police at: http://www.police.gov.sg/e-services/apply/licenses-and-permits

Security Restrictions within the Special Zone

The Police have also demarcated a Special Zone within the Enhanced Security Special Event Area for additional security checks. Security checks and screening may be conducted on persons and vehicles entering, or within, the Special Zone. The Police will also have the powers to refuse entry into the Special Zone, or remove a person from the Special Zone, if necessary. The map in Annex C shows the boundaries of the Special Zone.

Advisory

The Police seek the cooperation of the public to comply with all orders issued by Police officers. Anyone who engages in activities that can compromise security within the Enhanced Security Special Event Area and the Special Zone will be dealt with firmly, in accordance with the law.

Source: Singapore Police Force

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