SINGAPORE — Singaporeans who are in Hong Kong are advised to avoid travelling to Admiralty and Wanchai and areas with large crowds in the coming days, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on Tuesday (11 June).
The advisory came after media reports of planned large rallies in the Admiralty and Wanchai areas on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Last Sunday, a massive protest took place in Hong Kong over a proposed bill to allow extradition of residents in the territory to mainland China. Organisers of the protest claimed that around 1 million people showed up.
Critics of the bill said Hong Kong residents who could be extradited would not get due process under China’s opaque legal system.
Urging Singaporeans to monitor the local media closely for developments, the advisory said Singaporeans can follow the Hong Kong Police Force on their social media accounts (https://www.facebook.com/hongkongpoliceforce and https://twitter.com/hkpoliceforce) for updates.
Those who require urgent consular assistance while in Hong Kong may contact the Singapore Consulate-General in Hong Kong, or the MFA Duty Office (24hrs) at:
Singapore Consulate-General in Hong Kong
Tel: +852-2527-2212 or +852-9466-1251 (after office hours)
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