The four Bangladeshis (Source: Reuters)

Hanoi (VNA) – Singapore, on July 12, sentenced four Bangladeshis to between two and five years in jail after they pleaded guilty to raising money for an alleged terror plot in their home country.

Ringleader, Rahman Mizanur, 31, was jailed for five years. Two others were each jailed for two-and-a-half years and the fourth man got two years.

Judge Kessler Soh said in handing down the sentences that terrorism presents a threat not just to Singapore but the international community at large, adding that terrorism financing and any act of supporting terrorism must be roundly condemned and deterred.

According to Singapore's Interior Ministry, items seized from the men included manuals on bomb-making and how to use a high calibre sniper rifle, along with a list of Bangladeshi government and military officials targeted for attack.

They were the second group of Bangladeshis rounded up in Singapore since 27 were arrested in late 2015, also over alleged plots in their homeland. All from the first group have since been deported.

Singapore is home to a large number of foreign workers, including Bangladeshis who mostly work in construction.-VNA