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Singapore terrorism threat highest since 9/11 attack at WTC in 2001

Southeast Asian governments have for years highlighted the risk from returning fighters alongside those radicalised at home via the Internet.

Jason Koutsoukis | Reuters 

Singapore faces its highest terrorism threat level since the time of the September 11 attacks in the US in 2001 and the 2002 Bali bombings, Singapore’s defense minister said. “There are no signs to indicate that this will abate within even the next decade,” Ng Eng Hen told reporters on Friday ahead of the country’s armed forces day on July 1. “This is a long-term problem, and we have to deal with it as a long-term problem.” Citing recent terrorism incidents including the May suicide bombings in the Indonesian city of Surabaya and the five-month-long ...

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First Published: Sun, July 01 2018. 00:05 IST