Three individuals were detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) between Jan 2011 and Jul 2011 for their involvement in terrorism-related activities. They are Jumari bin Kamdi (Jumari) and Samad bin Subari (Samad), who are members of the Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) terrorist organisation, and Abdul Majid s/o Kunji Mohammad (Abdul Majid), who is a member of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). Orders of Detention (ODs) under the ISA were issued against Jumari in Jan 2011, Abdul Majid in Jun 2011 and Samad in Jul 2011.
2 Jumari was a member of a JI network in a neighbouring country where he had relocated to in the 1980s. He had undergone para-military training organised by the JI, including the handling of weapons and firearms. Jumari was apprehended in Nov 2010 and subsequently deported to Singapore.
3 Abdul Majid, who had been residing in Malaysia since the mid-1990s, was a member of the MILF since 1998. He had undergone training in weaponshandling and the making of improvised explosive devices at the MILF’s Camp Abu Bakar in Mindanao. Over the years, he aided the MILF in procuring funds and weapon components. Abdul Majid was arrested in Malaysia in May 2011 and subsequently deported to Singapore.
4 Samad was one of the pioneer members of the Singapore JI network. He had undergone terrorist training with Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan in 2001. Following the security crackdown against the JI network, Samad fled to Indonesia and remained in hiding until his arrest by the Indonesian police in Sumatra in Jun 2009. He was subsequently charged and imprisoned for immigration offences. Upon the completion of his prison sentence in Jun 2011, Samad was deported to Singapore.
Release of JI Detainee
5 Mohamed Khalim bin Jaffar (Khalim) was released on a Suspension Direction (SD) on 1 Sep 2011. Khalim, a member of the Singapore JI, was first detained under the ISA in Jan 2002.
Ministry of Home Affairs
12 September 2011