Tag: Ministry of Home Affairs

Malaysia’s Lawyers for Liberty will not comply with correction notice by POFMA

SINGAPORE — Malaysian human rights group Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) has refused to comply with Singapore's Protection From Online Falsehoods And Manipulation Act (POFMA) Office, after the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) asked LFL to issue a "correction notice" on its website regarding earlier...

Rejected: States Times Review’s application to cancel fake news Correction Direction

Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam has rejected the application by States Times Review (STR) founder Alex Tan to cancel a Correction Direction issued to him in November last year. In a press statement on Friday (Jan 3), the Ministry of Home Affairs said...

Changes to Religious Harmony Act includes making restraining orders effective immediately

Singapore—Proposed amendments to the country’s Maintenance of Religious Harmony Act (MRHA) were introduced in Parliament on September 2, Monday, These amendments would let the Government employ quick action against threats to harmony within the different religious groups within the country, as well as undue...

Retirement age for uniformed officers to be reviewed by MHA

Singapore—Coming on the heels of the announcement from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in last Sunday’s (August 18) National Day Rally Speech that by 2030 the retirement and re-employment age will be raised to 65 and 70, the Ministry of Home Affairs said to...

MHA: 2 radicalised Singaporeans detained for planning to join IS

Singapore— According to a press statement from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), two Singaporeans have been detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) for their intent to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).  On July 25, Thursday, the MHA announced that...

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,...