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JI leader's son detained in Singapore

January 15, 2014

SINGAPORE– The Ministry of Home Affairs said in a statement Thursday (January 9th) it has placed Masyhadi Mas Selamat, the son of Singapore Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) leader Mas Selamat Kastari, under detention for two years, local media reported.

Masyhadi was arrested in Indonesia on October 20th and deported to Singapore ten days later. An Order of Detention under the Internal Security Act was placed November 21st.

Masyhadi, now 25, took the JI oath of allegiance when he turned 21, according to Channel News Asia.

Two Singaporeans, Zakaria Rosdan and Muhammad Khairul Sofri Osman, were placed on Restriction Orders from December. They were radicalised after viewing videos and materials online.

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