Voice of terror now a free man
THE Singapore Jemaah Islamiah (JI) member involved in plans to mount terrorist attacks against several targets in Singapore, including Yishun MRT station, has been released from restriction orders under the Internal Security Act.
Meanwhile, Masyhadi Mas Selamat, the eldest son of known terrorist leader Mas Selamat, has been placed on a two-year dentention order, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said yesterday.
Hashim Abas, who had been detained by the Internal Security Department in 2002, was the voice in the chilling video footage of the Yishun station, when JI members scouted it.
Restriction orders for Hashim and five other JI members have been allowed to lapse as they had been "cooperative and responsive to rehabilitation efforts", said the MHA.
Someone under a restriction order cannot change his residence, employment or travel out of Singapore without official approval, among other conditions.
Masyhadi, 25, was arrested in Indonesia and deported to Singapore last October.
"He has, among other things, conducted JI surveillance activities and disseminated radical propaganda online in support of jihadist violence," said the MHA.
Two other Singaporeans, Zakaria Rosdan and Muhammad Khairul Sofri Osman, who were found to have been radicalised, have also been placed on restriction orders.
Mohd Azmi Ali has also been released from detention and issued with a restriction order.