Tag: terrorism

ISIS supporter, 17, is the youngest person detained under ISA

Singapore -- A 17-year-old ISIS supporter has become the youngest person to be detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA). According to straitstimes.com, the secondary school student was radicalised in 2017 through online propaganda after a "foreign online contact" led him to online pro-ISIS groups....

Singaporean convicted of funding terrorism gets 33-month jail sentence

Singapore — Imran Kassim, the Singaporean who was accused of funding terrorism received a 33-month jail sentence on Tuesday (Jan 14). He was convicted of one count of funding Islamic State (IS) propaganda. Mr Imran, a 36-year-old former managing director of logistics firm Novo Logistics,...

Malaysian linked to Al-Qaeda freed with tracking device attached to his ankle

Yazid Sufaat, a Malaysian jailed for terror activities and linked to the Al-Qaeda is a free man. But he is under home arrest with a tracking device on his ankle. Yazid cannot go anywhere outside his house in Ampang, say the police. The police have also...

Pakatan men charged with terrorism in LTTE linked probe

This is the new Malaysia where elected members of a ruling coalition party can be charged with terrorism for alleged links to the defunct Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) militant group. Two Democratic Action Party assemblymen P Gunasekaran and G Saminathan were charged today for terrorism and they claimed...

Domestic workers during the day, terrorist financiers at night? 3 Indonesian maids charged for funding ISIS-related activities

Under the Internal Security Act (ISA), three Indonesian women were charged Wednesday (Oct 23) with funding terrorist group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the Indonesia-based group Jemaah Anshorut Daulah (JAD), which is affiliated with ISIS. Prior to their arrests, the three women namely,...

For radicalised maids, the issue is often loneliness, not religion, say experts

Singapore—In the light of the news that three Indonesian domestic helpers were issued detention orders under the Internal Security Act due to suspicion that they had financed terrorist activities, experts are saying that the reason they were radicalised is hardly about religion, but centers...

M’sian Human Resources minister says it’s time for Zakir Naik to leave the country

Kuala Lumpur— Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran issued a statement calling for “necessary action” to be taken against Indian preacher Zakir Naik, saying that it’s time for Dr Zakir to leave Malaysia, and to face charges against him in India. In his statement which is...

Christchurch attack gets online support by white supremacists

There seems to be an apparent ground swelling of online activity by white supremacists following the Christchurch extremist violence committed in New Zealand. Rita Katz, director of the SITE Intelligence Group, said that the series of online support that the Christchurch attack continues to attract...

MHA: Imran Kassim first Singaporean man to be charged for financing terrorism

Singapore—In a statement released on Monday, April 15, the country’s Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) announced that a 35-year-old Singaporean man, Imran Kassim was charged on the same day in Court for providing money to ISIS. The statement said that Mr Imran was charged “for...

8 militants killed in bombing operations in southern Philippines, but S’porean terrorist eludes capture

Eight militants were killed in air, artillery, and ground operations in Maguindanao in the southern Philippines on Saturday, February 2. However, a Singaporean terrorist who goes by the name Muawiyah was not among the slain and managed to elude capture by Philippine forces. The commander...