Tag Archives: TERRORISM

PARENTS OF RADICALISED WOMAN MUST BE PUNISHED FOR KEEPING QUIET & DESTROYING EVIDENCE

I'm shocked that an infant care teacher was radicalised but more appalled that her parents did not inform the authorities about her! They are religious teachers and yet didn't bother to report her? The news said they also desotryed evidence to minimise her acts! Shouldn't they be punished too? What if she did something serious? What if she influenced or harmed other people? Will they be answerable? Why didn't they seek professional help for her? She could have been guided away from the path of radicalism if they bothered to speak up. Isn't it selfish to keep quiet about something so serious?

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TERROR IN AUSTRALIA: MAN KILLS ONE, TAKES HOSTAGE AT MELBOURNE APARTMENT

A man shot a Chinese-born Australian to death and took another person hostage at an apartment in Melbourne yesterday. Australian police are treating this as a terrorism-related incident since the Islamic State has also claimed responsibility for the attack. The culprit was a 29 year old Somalian man named Yacqub Khayre. Police are still going through the materials seized to confirm if this is indeed related to terrrorism.

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ANGMOH GUNMAN ATTACK CASINO IN PHILIPPINES, LIKELY A ROBBERY AND NOT TERRORISM

A lone gunman attacked a casino, fired shots and set fire to gambling tables at Resorts World Manila earlier today, causing panic in the country which has already been on high alert. People could see smoke billowing from the building and heard loud bangs as others got injured fleeing for their lives. There are no casualties so far. The Islamic State rushed to claim responsibility but the police later clarified it was likely a robbery. They said the man, reportedly a Caucasian, ran straight for the casino chips and did not aim his rifle at anyone in particular. He poured gasoline on gambling tables and tried to steal US$2.27 million worth of chips. The police has since recovered the stolen amount.

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SINGAPORE TERRORISM RISK RAISED FROM NEGLIGIBLE TO LOW

For the first time in a decade, Singapore had its risk level for terrorism and political violence raised from "Negligible" to "Low". Philippines and Indonesia had their threat level to "High", while our nearest neighbours Malaysia is in the "Medium" region. While it is still good that Singapore are not placed in the high or medium category, it is important that we see our neighbours have the potential to have terrorism or political violence erupt on their shores. This will definitely impact on Singapore too.

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SG CONDEMNS LONDON ATTACK, NO SGREANS HURT

The London attacks last night was a stark reminder that any acts of terrorism can happen anywhere, anytime. One does not need a cache of weapons to start a terror attack. Just a car as a weapon would do. Singapore, like the rest of the world, has rightly condemned the attack. No matter who the perpetrator is, or whichever race or religion he claims to represent, this was clearly a cowardly act, and no race or religion will stand for such attacks. How can anyone defend an attack by mowing down defenseless pedestrians, and killing of a policeman who was just doing his job? This was no act of bravado, just senseless killing.

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PM LEE CALLS FOR STRENGTHENING OF COMMUNITY BONDS, DO THEY EXIST IN THE FIRST PLACE?

PM Lee suggested during the Emergency Preparedness Day at Teck Ghee yesterday that Singapore should strengthen community bonds, in order for terrorism threat to be flushed out. Agreed that this is the best way we can combat terrorism. But, do community bonds still exists amongst residents? Maybe the older estates, where neighbours might have known each other for all their lives, these community bonds are strong. What about the newer estates? Places like Sengkang, Punggol?

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