2 held under ISA; restriction order for youth

Two Singaporeans have been detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) for terrorism-related activities.
Two Singaporeans have been detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) for terrorism-related activities. PHOTO: ST FILE

Two Singaporeans have been detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) for terrorism-related activities, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said yesterday.

The duo are Abu Thalha Samad, 25, a member of terror group Jemaah Islamiah who has received paramilitary training, and housewife Munavar Baig Amina Begam, 38, a naturalised citizen from India.

Action under the ISA has also been taken against a third Singaporean: Adzrul Azizi Bajuri. The 19-year-old, radicalised after viewing videos, was issued an order that restricts his activities and requires him to go for religious counselling.

The former full-time national serviceman had considered fighting for ISIS but began to doubt the legitimacy of its ideology and violent tactics in August, the MHA said.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 10, 2017, with the headline '2 held under ISA; restriction order for youth'. Print Edition | Subscribe