Singapore has tightened security in areas related to the meeting between US President Donald Trump and DPRK leader Kim Jong Un (Source: tuoitre.vn)

Singapore (VNA) – Singapore has deported four people due to their illegal activities and suspicion of terrorism, which was part of the city-state’s efforts to tighten security ahead of the US-Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Summit.

According to a statement released by Singaporean police on June 10, two journalists from the Republic of Korea’s national broadcaster KBS were sent home on June 9 for trespassing on the residence of the DPRK Ambassador on June 7.

Earlier, Singapore refused the entrance of an Australian national for terrorism suspicion. Zeky Mallah, 34, who landed in Changi Airport on June 6, was asked to return Australia immediately after an interrogation at the airport.

A citizen from a Southeast Asian country was also denied to enter Singapore after authorities found that the person searched for information of suicide bombing on the Internet with smart phone.

Singaporean Minister of Interior K Shanmugam said that all local people and visitors in Singapore are advised to strictly abide by local law, while stressing that violators may be deported with their visa voided.

About 3,000 reporters from all over the world presenting in Singapore to cover the summit have also been warned that their press cards will be revoked if they violate any regulations.

Currently, Singaporean authorities have strengthened security in special zones related to the meeting from June 10-14, including the venue of the meeting at Capella hotel in Sentosa island, surrounding areas of Shangri-La hotel where US President is staying, and St. Regis hotel where the DPRK leader is staying.

Traffic police informed that traffic will be disrupted around the areas and along the road that the vehicles carrying the US and DPRK delegations move through, while calling on local residents to be patient and sympathetic.

In a statement issued on the same day, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong confirmed that the expenditure for the meeting has reached 20 million SGD (about 15 million USD), over a half of which has been spent on security.-VNA