The Straits Times
Published on Oct 11, 2012

Two men detained under ISA for terror activities


Two men have been detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) for involvement in terrorism-related activities.

Both men were described as senior members of the Jemaah Islamiah (JI) terrorist group, and one was involved in the plot led by JI leader Mas Selamat Kastari to hijack a plane and crash it into Changi Airport in 2002.

Abd Rahim Abdul Rahman and Husaini Ismail were issued Orders of Detention under the ISA in March and June respectively, the Home Affairs Ministry said on Thursday.

The duo had fled Singapore in December 2001, but Husaini was arrested in Indonesia in June 2009 and jailed for immigration offences. He was deported to Singapore after being released in May. Abd Rahim was arrested in Malaysia in February.