Tag: terrorism

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...

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,...

ASEAN nations agree to share intelligence to fight terrorism

The defense minister of Singapore, Ng Eng Hen, announced on Saturday, October 20, that the ten members of ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) have agreed to share intelligence in order to fight a ‘real and present’ militant threat in the region. Mr. Ng...

Minister for Defence Ng Eng Hen cautions after Surabaya’s suicide bombing

Obbana Rajah According to Indonesia's National Police Chief Tito Karnavian, a family of suicide bombers was responsible for the latest in a series of suicide bombings in Surabaya, the capital of East Java province. He said that the attack was carried out by a family of...