Son of Mas Selamat placed on 2-year-detention order under the ISA

A photo of Masyhadi Mas Selamat on his marriage registration documents. The son of known terrorist leader Mas Selamat has been placed on a two-year detention order, the Ministry of Home Affairs said on Thursday. -- ST PHOTO: WAHYUDI SOERIAATMADJA
A photo of Masyhadi Mas Selamat on his marriage registration documents. The son of known terrorist leader Mas Selamat has been placed on a two-year detention order, the Ministry of Home Affairs said on Thursday. -- ST PHOTO: WAHYUDI SOERIAATMADJA

The son of known terrorist leader Mas Selamat has been placed on a two-year detention order, the Ministry of Home Affairs said on Thursday.

In an update on terrorism-related cases under the Internal Security Act, the Ministry said that Masyhadi Mas Selamat, 25, was placed on a two-year detention order on November 21 last year, after his arrest in Indonesia on Oct 20, 2013. The eldest son of JI-leader Mas Selamat was deported to Singapore on Oct 30 last year.

The statement said restriction orders (RO) have been imposed on one Singaporean member of terrorist group Jemaah Islamiah (JI), while similar orders have been allowed to lapse for six other JI members who have responded well to rehabilitation efforts, the Ministry of Home Affairs said on Thursday.

"Masyhadi was schooled in JI religious schools in Indonesia from the young age of 13 where he imbibed JI's radical teachings, and had undergone paramilitary training there when he was older," said the media release. "He has, among other things, conducted JI

surveillance activities and disseminated radical propaganda online in support of jihadist violence."

Two other Singaporeans, Zakaria Rosdan, 23, and Muhammad Khairul Sofri Osman, 29, have had their movements curtailed for two years from last December, having been self-radicalised by online videos and websites "through which they imbibed the violent ideology of jihadist ideologues", said the statement. A JI detainee by the name of Mohd Azmi Ali was likewise issued an RO last December after he was released from preventive detention.

An RO prevents a person from changing his residence, traveling overseas or printing, distributing or contributing to any publication - among other things - without prior approval of the Internal Security Department.

Six other JI members were no longer under such an order, having been deemed "responsive to rehabilitation efforts". They are Mohamad Anuar Margono, Jaafar Mistooki, Mohamed Ellias Mohamed Khan, Hashim Abas, Mohamed Nazir Mohd Uthman and Hosnay Awi.

The first five were part of the 15 JI members arrested in December 2001, while Hosnay Awi, the father-in-law of deceased Indonesian bomb maker Fathur Rohman al-Ghozi, was nabbed by authorities in November 2003.

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