Singapore detains pair who posed potential terrorist threat

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Singapore detains pair who posed potential terrorist threat
(AFP)

24 January 2008

 

SINGAPORE – Two men engaged in activities that posed a potential terrorist threat have been detained in Singapore, authorities said Thursday.

A third man has had his movements restricted, the Ministry of Home Affairs said in a statement.

The three men were involved in ‘activities that posed a potential terrorist threat,’ the ministry said.

Two of the men, Muhammad Zamri Abdullah, 26, and Maksham Mohammad Shah, 26, were detained in December under Singapore’s Internal Security Act, which allows for detention without trial.

The ministry said Zamri picked up radical ideas through the Internet and had ‘gone overseas to join a ‘mujahedeen network’ so that he could wage armed jihad overseas and die a martyr,’ the ministry said.

Maksham, who was recruited by Zamri, learned how to build improvised explosive devices and travelled abroad to buy bomb-making materials, the ministry said.

The third man, Mohammad Taufik Andjah Asmara, had his movements limited under a restriction order.

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