Terror groups still potent as they take the fight online

Singapore Police Force's In-situ Reaction Teams from the Protective Security Command patrolling at the Ngee Ann City shopping complex on Orchard Road on Dec 15, 2017.
Singapore Police Force's In-situ Reaction Teams from the Protective Security Command patrolling at the Ngee Ann City shopping complex on Orchard Road on Dec 15, 2017.PHOTO: ST FILE

The danger of an attack hitting Singapore continues to be high due to the fact that terrorists have mastered technology and media to further their causes, and also due to the country's strategic location, experts told The Straits Times.

They were responding to a report issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) yesterday that said Singapore's terrorism threat level remains high as more radicalised individuals here are uncovered and terror groups make moves internationally.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 23, 2019, with the headline 'Terror groups still potent as they take the fight online'. Print Edition | Subscribe