No open court trial for Singapore youth who planned to attack mosques, minister says

Jan 28, 2021 | INVESTING

The 16-year-old Singaporean who had made plans to attack Muslims in the city state will get a hearing under the Internal Security Act (ISA), rather than be tried in open court, as making the details of the teenager’s motives public may run the risk of deepening religious divides.It was also important to intervene early via the ISA instead of waiting for him to carry out an attack before detaining him, said Minister for Home Affairs K. Shanmugam.Shanmugam was speaking to the media on Thursday…

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