Published: 13 July 2022
The full Singapore Terrorism Threat Assessment Report is available for download (PDF, 2 MB). Key points are as follows:
• The terrorism threat to Singapore remains high. There is currently no specific intelligence of an imminent terrorist attack but Singapore continues to feature as a target on terrorist propaganda. With the relaxation of pandemic restrictions and resumption of cross-border travel, terrorist elements may become more active and revisit plots that had been put on hold.
• The threat from Islamist terrorist groups and their violent ideology persists. Their virtual network of supporters continues to disseminate propaganda, raise funds and plot attacks.
• The spread of radical ideologies online has fuelled the self-radicalisation threat in Singapore. Since 2015, 45 self-radicalised individuals – comprising 33 Singaporeans and 12 foreigners – have been issued with Orders of Detention or Restriction Orders under the Internal Security Act. 13 of them – three Singaporeans and 10 foreigners – have been convicted under the Terrorism (Suppression of Financing) Act for terrorism financing offences.
• Ongoing developments abroad, such as in the Middle East, Afghanistan and Ukraine, could also affect our security landscape. Extremist elements can exploit such conflicts and tap on grievances to promote their radical narratives and recruit supporters. It is important to maintain a zero-tolerance approach to all forms of hate speech and extremist rhetoric.
• Public vigilance and preparedness are key components of our defence against terrorism. Anyone who knows or suspects that a person is radicalised should promptly contact the ISD Counter-Terrorism hotline 1800-2626-473 (1800-2626-ISD). Those interested to learn more about SGSecure (or sign up as an SGSecure Responder) may visit sgsecure.gov.sg for more information.