Singapore, May 27 (IANS) At least six Bangladeshis were charged with financing terrorism in Singapore on Friday, the first to be prosecuted under the Terrorism Act in the city state.
According to a statement from the Singapore police, the radicalised Bangladeshi nationals were among the group of eight Bangladeshis detained under the Internal Security Act in April 2016.
The group, which called itself Islamic State in Bangladesh, was set up by Rahman Mizanur, 31, in March 2016, Xinhua news agency reported.
They were charged with providing and/or collecting property for terrorist purposes under the Terrorism (Suppression of Financing) Act.
“Singapore takes a serious view of any support for terrorism-related activities. The authorities will take firm and decisive action against any person who provides, collects and/or possesses property for terrorist purposes,” the police said.