21 Jul '11, 9pm

Why #Singapore is an iconic target for #terrorists by Bilveer Singh #homeland #security

Senior Singapore Government officials, including the previous and incumbent Coordinating Ministers for National Security, have many times alluded to Singapore being an iconic terrorist target. That this is not mere rhetoric is evident from the most recent revelations by Indonesian anti-terror officials that the 11 terror suspects arrested in Java over the last two weeks, belong to the radical jihadist cell of Abu Umar and planned to attack the Singapore Embassy in Jakarta. Lest it be forgotten, since the '70s, the Republic has been twice attacked directly by terrorists. First, there was the Laju Ferry-Pulau Bukom takeover by terrorists belonging to the Palestine Liberation Organization and Japanese Red Army. Later, SQ117 was hijacked en route from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore by Pakistani terrorists, with the situation neutralised by the Special Operation Force of the Singapo...

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