SINGAPORE - The 27 radicalised Bangladesh nationals were planning attacks outside Singapore, but could easily have changed their minds and attacked the Republic, Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam said on Wednesday (Jan 20).
"While they were planning attacks outside Singapore, they could have easily changed their minds and attacked Singapore," Mr Shanmugam, who is also the Law Minister, said in a Facebook post.
The men met a mosque on a regular basis, one that Mr Shanmugam sometimes walks past, he said.
He added that Singapore's security agencies have done well in arresting them early: "Our security agencies have done well in picking them up early. I had said yesterday that the threat of terrorism is real. We are getting daily reminders of that."
Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin also thanked Singapore's security forces.
"Thank you to our security forces. Let us all be prepared but let us not be intimidated. Press on!" he wrote on Facebook.
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