Two Singaporeans arrested for terrorism-related activities hinh anh 1Imran Kassim, 34, is one of the two arrested suspects (Source: LINKEDIN)

Hanoi (VNA) – Singaporean police have arrested one man and a woman for for terrorism-related activities, according to the Government of Singapore on September 7.

The man arrested was identified as Imran Kassim, 34. The country’s Ministry of Home Affairs said he had tried to make his way to Syria to join Islamic State fighters at least twice, and had prepared to attack members of the Singaporean armed forces.

More recently, he had intended to join militants who seized control of Marawi city in southern Philippines this year. Imran’s arrest came after police received information from “people close to him”.

The woman, 23, was identified as Shakirah Begam binte Abdul Wahab. She is the second Singaporean woman to be detained on suspicion of becoming radicalised. The ministry said she had been in contact with several foreign gunmen since 2013.

Singapore, regarded as the most stable country in Southeast Asia, has become increasingly concerned about the risks of radicalisation among its Muslim minority.

At least 14 radicalised Singaporeans have been captured under a tough internal security law since 2015, up from 11 cases between 2007 and 2014, according to the Singaporean government.-VNA