TERRORISM

TOY STORES PULL ISIS INSPIRED LEGO KNOCK-OFFS FROM SHELF

Fake Lego toys which feature terrorists from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have been pulled from the shelves of a local retail store and e-commerce sites after netizens complained that the toys come across as glorifying the terrorist group.

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SINGAPORE ARMED FORCES TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO FIGHT TERRORISM IN PHILIPPINES

The Singapore Armed Forces will be giving assistance to the Philippines to help them counter terrorism threats in Marawi. This comes after a meeting with the Philippines' Secretary of National Defense. Minister of Defence Ng Eng Hen said Singapore will provide humanitarian supplies, transport aircraft, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, etc. Both of them look forward to work together to combat terrorism so that ISIS-linked networks do not set up bases in Marawi and launch future attacks in the region.

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PHILIPPINE MILITARY CLAIMS IT FOUND BODY OF S'POREAN FIGHTER IN MARAWI

The Philippine military believe they have recovered the body of a Singaporean fighter involved in the Marawi conflict even though it has not completed the identification process. The man was among 11 other foreign fighters who were killed amidst carrying out terror-related activities. There are reportedly other foreign fighters in the conflict zone of Marawi as Philippine troops continue to retaliate in regaining control of the city. The conflict has caused more than 400 deaths of civilians, security forces and militants.

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RADICAL RELIGIOUS TEACHER'S PUBLICATIONS BANNED FOR EXTREMISM

Rasul Dahri, a radical Singaporean preacher, has had 9 of his publications banned under the Undesirable Publications Act, says the Singapore Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) today. According MCI, the publications contain extremist religious views, which include remarks denigrating other religious groups and calls for Muslims to overthrow the secular state and establish an Islamic state.

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AUTHORITIES MAY TAKE ACTION AGAINST FAMILY OF DETAINED WOMAN

Authorities may take action against a family member of the detained woman, Syaikhah Izzah Zarah Al Ansari, for destroying important evidence on her plans to join ISIS. The family member attempted to erase the evidence after she was put under investigation. This comes even though they were against ISIS and did not support her radical ideas.

The Ministry of Home Affairs said "The Government takes a serious view of the withholding of information that is pertinent to the safety and security of Singapore and Singaporeans... This is especially so if the failure to report leads to violent activities that would kill or cause harm to others".

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