Terror Threat

The SGSecure national movement is one of the ways in which Singapore is responding to the global terrorism threat, which has been rising rapidly ever since the 11 September 2001 attacks on New York City's World Trade Center. The terrorism threat to Singapore remains high as terrorist group ISIS continues to make news globally. 

The threat is not just from outside our country, but also from within. There have been instances of Singaporeans radicalised by ISIS. A handful of them have gone to Syria to fight while ISD has detained others who were prepared to conduct attacks here or contributed to the radicalisation of more individuals. 

Tell Tale Indicators

As the threat looms closer to home, it is more important than ever that everyone comes together and plays our part in tackling terrorism.If you notice any potential security threats i.e. anything that is strange, irregular, abnormal or unusual, please report to the authorities immediately. 

For example: 

  • Unusual attire
  • Suspicious behaviour
  • Unattended bags in crowded places
  • Parcels with stains, wires, or emit a strange smell
  • Vehicles circling around the same area
  • Unusual objects inside the vehicle

Detect signs of radicalisation

Individuals can be radicalised after exposure to extremist content. Radicalised persons do not come from any particular gender, age, ethnic or socio-economic groups. 

However, you can look out for these signs:

  • Support the use of violence as a solution to achieve extremist political or religious agenda
  • Display a keen interest in people with violent extremist views
  • Intend to travel and participate in foreign conflict 
  • Express low tolerance and resentment towards multiracial and multi-religious living

What can you do?

Early reporting allows the authorities to intervene in time.

  • If you notice any signs of radicalisation, call the Internal Security Department (ISD) at 1800-2626-473.
  • If you notice anything suspicious, inform the Police by calling 999, via SMS at 71999 or via the SGsecure app. 

No report will be ignored. Any piece of information could be important and it is better to be safe and report them. The information provided will be kept strictly confidential.