Updated: 01/10/2014 01:25

Son of Mas Selamat on two-year detention order under Internal Security Act



Son of Mas Selamat on two-year detention order under Internal Security Act

The Home Affairs Ministry, MHA, says the son of Jemaah Islamiyah or JI leader, Mas Selamat Kasturi, Masyhadi has been detained on a two-year Detention Order under the Internal Security Act, ISA, since November the 21st last year for his involvement in the terrorist organisation. 

The 25-year-old was arrested in Indonesia in October and deported to Singapore. 

MHA says Masyhadi was schooled in JI religious schools in Indonesia from the young age of 13 where he imbibed JI's radical teachings, and had undergone paramilitary training there when he was older. 

He formally became a member of the JI terrorist organisation after taking the oath of allegiance when he turned 21. 

He has, among other things, conducted JI surveillance activities and disseminated radical propaganda online in support of jihadist violence. 

Two Singaporeans, Zakaria Rosdan and Muhammad Khairul Sofri Osman were placed on Restriction Orders for a period of two years from December 2013. 

MHA says they were radicalised after searching for and viewing radical online videos and websites. 

Zakaria had tried to establish contact with a number of foreign militant entities online in an attempt to join them and get to the conflict zones. 

Khairul had encouraged Zakaria, abetting him in his plans. 

Meanwhile, Mohd Azmi Ali has been released from detention and issued with Restriction Orders. 

Azmi, A JI member, was detained under the ISA in Dec 2009. 

MHA says he has been cooperative in investigations and has been responsive to rehabilitation, including religious counselling. 

It was assessed that he no longer posed a security threat that required preventive detention. 

The Restriction Orders against six JI members were allowed to lapse between December last year and January this year. 

They were Mohamad Anuar Margono, Ja'afar Mistooki, Mohamed Ellias s/o Mohamed Khan, Hashim Abas, Mohamed Nazir Mohmmed Uthman and Hosnay Awi.

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