Tag: terrorism

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...

Alexandria security chief survives Egypt bomb attack

Al-Masry Al-Youm said the Alexandria city’s Security Directorate Mostafa al-Nimr was probably the target of a bomb attack in Egypt. A policeman and a driver were killed and at least one person was injured but the security chief escaped without any injuries. The attack took place on Saturday...

ISIS presents “most serious” threat to S’pore; radicalised individuals greatest concern

“The terrorism threat to Singapore remains the highest in recent years,” the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said in its “Singapore Terrorism Threat Assessment Report 2017”. The report, released on Thursday, gives an overview of the terror threat situation in the region and in Singapore. The...

Manchester bombing – what we can learn from this blood donor

You would have read the news by now - 22 people were killed on Monday in a bombing at a pop concert in Manchester, England. Police have so far arrested 3 persons believed to be connected to the terrorist attack. In Singapore, Home Affairs Minister...

Mandatory death for those who engage in nuclear terrorism: Parliament

Those who engage in nuclear terrorism will face the mandatory death penalty. Parliament on Monday passed new legislations to that effect. Citing the threat posed by the Islamic State (IS) as an example, the Second Minister for Home Affairs, Desmond Lee, said Singapore cannot discount...

Muslim clerics must come out strongly against mass murder tactics

Where's the Muslim clerics who seem to have lost their voices in the wake of the recent mass murder by this unknown attacker named Khalid Masood? This is the right time for them to come out in force, in Mosques and on television networks across...

NUS academic criticises spread of Wahhabism in Malaysia

Dr Syed Farid Alatas
According to an NUS academic, Dr Syed Farid Alatas, an associate professor in the Sociology Department of NUS, the rise of Wahhabism (also referred to as Salafism) has influenced Islam in Malaysia negatively, leading to controversial edicts (fatwas) to be issued. At a roundtable discussion in early October, organised...