08 June 2018
The first person in Australia to be charged under the country’s terrorism laws has been denied entry into Singapore on account of his previous terror-related activities.
A Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) spokesman told The Straits Times that Mr Zeky Mallah, 34, had arrived on a flight from Sydney on Wednesday and was stopped at Changi Airport. He was sent back to Australia yesterday morning.
The denial of entry to Mr Zeky comes less than a week before a historic summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Chairman of the State Affairs Commission Kim Jong Un, scheduled for June 12.
Head of the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research Rohan Gunaratna said Mr Zeky would likely have been disallowed entry at any other time. “Singapore has set a standard to protect its people by adopting a zero-tolerance policy against extremism and terrorism.”
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Last updated on 11/06/2018