Tag: Ministry of Home Affairs

Singapore detains Myanmar nationals accused of rebel links

Singapore has detained several Myanmar nationals accused of organising support for a rebel group locked in fierce fighting with the military in their country's troubled Rakhine state, authorities said. Myanmar's army has deployed thousands of troops to Rakhine in recent months to try to crush...

40-year-old Singaporean who planned to join Syria’s Islamic State detained under ISA

Singapore — Imran bin Mahmood, a radicalised 40-year-old Singaporean, was issued an Order of Detention (OD) under the Internal Security Act (ISA). This was announced in a press statement from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) released on June 25, Tuesday. Mr Imran, who is unemployed,...

Churches and Christian leaders laud Government’s decision to cancel Watain concert

Singapore—On March 8, Friday, The National Council of Churches of Singapore (NCCS) issued a letter thanking the Government for cancelling the concert of Swedish black metal band WATAIN just hours before it was scheduled to be held on March 7. The letter from the NCCS...

Two Singaporeans arrested for terrorism-related activities

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in a press statement on February 15, confirmed that two Singaporeans were detained in January for their involvement in activities that were terrorism-related. The detainees were Mohamed Kazali bin Salleh (Kazali) and Hazim Syahmi bin Mahfoot (Hazim). Kazali, a 48-year-old...

MHA reports terrorism threat to Singapore remains high; urges S’poreans not to be complacent

Terrorism threats to Singapore remain high, as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) continues to proliferate in the region and beyond. This is according to the Singapore Terrorism Threat Assessment Report 2019 of Ministry of Home Affairs' (MHA), which was released on Tuesday,...

Ministry of Home Affairs is surveying Singaporeans on death penalty

For the first time in the nation’s history, Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has been gathering the opinions of citizens and permanent residents concerning the death penalty. In the wake of the hanging of Prabu N. Pathmanathan, a convicted Malaysian drug trafficker, last week,...

MHA responds: Restrictions on jobs for ex-offenders to protect interests of the public

The director of media relations for the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) Sunny Lee wrote an open letter in response to a Facebook post by SPP member Jose Raymond about an ex-offender who was denied a job as a security offer. Mr Lee also...