Latest News:  


Singapore unhappy over U.S. country reports on terrorism


20:18, July 17, 2013

SINGAPORE, July 17 (Xinhua) -- Singapore is "surprised and disappointed" over the latest U.S. Country Reports on Terrorism 2012, which cast the city-state in a negative light, Singapore's Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a joint statement on Wednesday.

The U.S. report said in 2012, Singapore's bilateral and multilateral engagement on counterterrorism intelligence and law enforcement cooperation was "inconsistent" and "marked by a transactional mindset that impeded the development of broad, deep, and predictable agency-to-agency relationships."

The U.S. report indeed admitted that some of the country's agencies had success from time to time, however it said the city- state "appeared to provide selective cooperation dependent upon the issue."

The two ministries of Singapore said in response that they are of the view that the State Department's report does not " accurately describe" the relations that they have with U.S. agencies involved in counter-terrorism matters.

"It also shows a lack of understanding of Singapore's deep commitment towards international cooperation against the threat of terrorism, whether at the bilateral or multilateral level, and not least on the intelligence and law enforcement front," the ministries said in a statement.

The statement also said " For cooperation to work well, parties should not only take into account mutual interests, but also mutual respect and trust."

"Notwithstanding the negative characterisation of our efforts which the State Department has chosen to make, we will continue to work with our international counterparts on counter-terrorism matters," it added.

We Recommend:

Dachshunds attend annual Wiener Dog Racing

Collective gay wedding held in Mexico City

Best photos of week (July 8 - July 14)

'Temple Collection' on display in India

Bastille Day military parade held in Paris

Indian new recruits attend passiong out parade

Anti- government protest held in Thailand

Mexico's Popocatepetl Volcano spews ashes

Egypt unrest continues in Cairo

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:LiQian、Gao Yinan)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. PLA special forces hold military skills contest

  2. "Peace Ark" provides medical treatment

  3. Cuba: Seized DPRK ship carries obsolete weaponry

  4. Dream of flying in the sky

  5. Little rubber ducks appear in Shichahai

  6. Shanghai suffers from high temperature

  7. Highlights of Gymnastics Rhythmic final

  8. The story behind models at auto show

  9. Migrant workes' high incomes not that rosy

  10. China's GDP totals 24.8 tln yuan in H1

Most Popular


  1. Two-way fluctuation essential for RMB reform
  2. Brands face constant battle to attract, keep buyers
  3. Kennedy may prove wise choice as envoy
  4. 'Prism' burns America's Internet supremacy
  5. Merkel's rivals go on attack over US spying
  6. Slower economic growth set to be a winning choice
  7. Investing abroad not easy: Experts
  8. Reinvigorated CCTV gala brings hope for art scene
  9. China's anti-dumping probe is not retaliatory
  10. China's economic growth slows to steadier pace

What’s happening in China

China’s weekly story

  1. Body of Chinese worker in S. Korea retrieved
  2. Victims of fatal landslide mourned in SW China
  3. App for ayi service is on smartphones now
  4. HK gov't committed to universal suffrage
  5. China to launch anti-porn campaign