17 April 2015
Singapore’s Internal Security Act (ISA) is capable of managing terrorist threats, a leading anti-terrorism expert says.
Professor Rohan Gunaratna, head of the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPVTR) at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, hailed Singapore’s counter-terrorism capabilities as “robust”, identifying the ISA as a key component in battling threats like the Islamic State (IS) and Al-Qaeda.
“Without preventive detention laws, no country in the world can fight terrorism,” he added.
Gunaratna was speaking to Yahoo Singapore on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit, a symposium on religious rehabilitation and social reintegration.
GPO / ICPVTR / Online
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