Singaporean who attempted to join Thai insurgents detained under ISA
A 24-year-old has been detained for two years under the Internal Security Act (ISA) for attempting to engage in violence in Thailand, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said on Thursday.
Singaporean Asyrani Hussaini was detained in March after a series of attempts to join insurgents in the Muslim-majority region in south Thailand.
Influenced by radical ideology online, he had tried to establish contact with Thai insurgents. He failed, and tried to enter Thailand illegally.
He was unsuccessful and entered another regional country illegally, where he was arrested and convicted for immigration offences, the authorities said. After he completed his sentence, he was deported to Singapore and arrested under the ISA.