Dr. Horace Chang
National Security Minister Dr. Horace Chang has announced that the security forces will be heightening safety and security measures over the next eight weeks.
Dr. Chang called a media briefing Thursday afternoon to give details ahead of the Christmas season.
He said there will be increased police presence particularly in commercial districts and commercial spaces.
"This will be accompanied by other strategic, targeted and intelligence driven security operations to bolster public safety, maintain public order, deter acquisitive and violent crimes and further disrupt the gangs that are the source of much of the crimes," he said.
According to Dr. Chang, these measures are being put in place so that law abiding citizens may be able to feel safe going about their daily lives and in making preparations for the Christmas and end of year activities.