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Precautionary measures

The recent Las Vegas shooting led the Office for the Secretary of Security to enhance security measures during the Golden Week holiday period

The Office for the Secretary of Security told Business Daily that it had coordinated improved security measures during the Golden Week holiday period, after the recent Las Vegas shooting that left 59 people dead and almost 500 people injured.
According to the response, the Unitary Police Service (SPU) – under the coordination of the Secretary for Security – mobilized the Customs Bureau, the Public Security Police Force (PSP), Judiciary Police (PJ) and the Fire Services Bureau to deploy tactical police manpower and law enforcement operations during the Golden Week holiday period.
‘For years, the security authority has implemented corresponding policies to uphold the public order and social security […] These measures, which include crowd control when it is necessary, cover the most crowded locations such as major tourist attractions and casinos,’ the response stated.
After the Las Vegas shooting, the Gaming Inspection and Co-ordination Bureau (DICJ) told Business Daily it will hold a meeting with local gaming operators, set to take place after the Golden Week period, to further discuss security measures.
A similar meeting was held on June 4 after a shooting at Resorts World Manila in the Philippines, with the Office of the Secretary of Security telling Business Daily that ‘all the representatives agreed with the requests made by the two bureaus to heighten their security measures, strengthen all the electronic surveillance devices and improve the law enforcement condition and facilities within casino areas’.
These requests involved local hotels and casinos increasing the number of personnel and equipment for security checks, and enhancing communication with the PJ in case of emergencies.