Singapore police (Photo: AFP/VNA)
  
Hanoi (VNA) – A Singapore auxiliary police officer has been arrested for allegedly planning to fight in Syria, the Ministry of Home Affairs said on June 20.

Muhammad Khairul bin Mohamed, 24, was arrested in May and was issued with orders under the Internal Act which allows indefinite detention without trial.

According to the ministry, Khairul was radicalized and had the intention to undertake armed violence in Syria by traveling there and joining the Free Syrian Army. 

One of his colleagues was placed on a travelling restriction order for supporting Khairul’s plan, the ministry said.

Last week, Singapore authorities also detained the first woman for suspected radicalism.

In relevant development, the same day, the country’s Ministry of Information and Communications banned nine publications that contained extremist religious views, rejected the idea of a secular state and called on Muslims to establish an Islamic State. - VNA