The Fact News Service
Singapore, June 10A 34-year-old Singaporean housewife has been detained under the tough Internal Security Act (ISA) after an “escalation” in her radical behaviour and persistently communicating online with overseas supporters of the Islamic State terror group. Ruqayyah Ramli, formerly a part-time freelance religious teacher, was previously issued with a restriction order after she was found to have been radicalised by her Malaysian husband, Mohd Firdaus Kamal Intdzam, who was arrested and repatriated from Singapore in August last year for supporting the ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria). On April 15, the Malaysian High Court sentenced Mohd Firdaus to three years’ jail for possession of terrorism-related propaganda materials.
Ruqayyah was placed on a restriction order under the ISA. Since then, her radical behaviour and involvement in “activities prejudicial to Singapore’s security” have escalated, the Internal Security Department (ISD) said on Wednesday.