16 March 2016
Four radicalised Singaporeans have been dealt with under the Internal Security Act (ISA) for engaging in overseas armed conflict, or intending to do so, according to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
Mohammad Razif Yahya, 27, and Amiruddin Sawir, 53, were both detained under the ISA in August 2015 for voluntarily taking up arms and participating in the sectarian conflict in Yemen, the MHA said in its press release on Wednesday (Mar 16).
They started religious studies in an institution in Yemen in January 2010 and July 2013, respectively, and volunteered to take up armed sentry duties at the institution against any incursion by the Houthis, the ministry said.
… Dr Kumar Ramakrishna, Associate Professor and Head of Policy Studies at S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, said Wang is likely the first known Singaporean, who intended to fight not for, but against IS.
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Last updated on 17/03/2016