Singapore’s Ministry of the Interior announced on the 24th that the authorities have stepped up anti-terrorism investigations. So far, 37 Singaporeans and foreigners have been under investigation. Among them, one Bangladeshi worker has been arrested and 16 have been repatriated.
Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs stated that all those under investigation were suspected of activism and made remarks that incited violence or caused social unrest, which attracted the attention of the authorities. But most people are not related to each other. “So far, there is no indication that these people have planned to launch attacks or demonstrate locally.”
Singapore’s Minister of the Interior and Minister of Law, Shang Mugen, said that radical words and deeds on the Internet are serious phenomena. He emphasized that in the work of protecting the country, the government can do only limited, and the best solution is to involve the entire society in combating the threat of terrorism.