SINGAPORE: Two self-radicalised Singaporeans were released from detention under the Internal Security Act (ISA) in January and February 2022 respectively.
They are Hazim Syahmi Mahfoot, 31, and Ruqayyah Ramli, 35, the wife of Malaysian Firdaus Kamal Intdzam, who was repatriated in August 2020 following the completion of Internal Security Department investigations.
According to the republic’s home ministry (MHA), Ruqayyah, who was detained under the ISA in April 2021, was radicalised by her husband Firdaus, and supported his intention to travel to Syria to fight for ISIS.
After being repatriated on April 15, 2021, a Malaysian high court sentenced Firdaus to three years’ imprisonment for possession of terrorism-related propaganda material.
MHA noted that Ruqayyah was initially issued a restriction order in August 2020, but was subsequently detained in April 2021 after an escalation in her radical behaviour.
“She was released on a suspension direction (SD) in February 2022,” MHA said on its website today.
Hazim was detained under the ISA in January 2019 and was released on an SD in January this year.
“They had shown good progress in their rehabilitation and were assessed to no longer pose a security threat requiring preventive detention,” said the ministry.