20 Jun '11, 4am

[News] ‘Terrorist threats still existing, plots being hatched’: Singapore needs to maintain a "heightened" level...

Singapore needs to stay vigilant in spite of the recent arrests of JI leaders, says DPM Teo Chee Hean. (AFP file … Singapore needs to maintain a "heightened" level of security as the threat of terrorism remains despite the sentencing to jail of Indonesian cleric Abu Bakar Bashir on Thursday, Deputy Prime Minister and Home Affairs minister Teo Chee Hean said. Bashir, who is considered as the spiritual leader of the Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) terror network and is believed to have inspired the 2002 Bali bombings , was sentenced to 15 years in jail in Indonesia , having been found guilty of inciting terrorism in a military training camp in Aceh last year. Speaking at the sidelines of a community event on Sunday, Mr Teo noted that Bashir's supporters have since issued several threats in the wake of the cleric's arrest, and Indonesian security agencies have had to disrupt attempts t...

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