Police Minister clarifies news article

Police Minister Jelta Wong has clarified a ‘misquote’ in one of the dailies today.

The headline of the article read: “No action against officers, says Wong”.

In response, the Police Minister said: “My words were in reference to the officers who were spokesmen for the disgruntled Security Task Force officers. These individual representatives will not be suspended for speaking on behalf of the group.

“To be clear however, those that stormed and caused damage to our National Parliament will be investigated. We have laws in this country for a reason and yet again, the minority are discrediting the majority that work tirelessly and professionally to uphold the great values of this country.

“In addition, the process by which these payments have and have not been paid will also be investigated. If it is found that parties intentionally withheld the payment of these allowance, they will also be held accountable.

“To refresh, we have just completed a very positive and safe APEC event with world leaders and their delegates not only enjoying their stay, but reflecting on how beautiful our country is and how keen they are to return and look into further opportunities.

“It is therefore very unfortunate that the minority have decided to take the law into their own hands and discredit themselves and our country in this way. We cannot and will not tolerate this behaviour and I reiterate that those who do not comply with our laws, from violence to women and children, through to damaging our sacred National Parliament, you will be dealt with in accordance with our laws.

“Please, let’s all look to the future and step up. Let’s continue to prove to ourselves, our families, our country and the rest of the world that we are a great nation.”

Press release