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POSTED | 11:18 AM | 13-02-2015

Restriction order on Brunei woman with foreign link

Brunei’s Internal Security Department (ISD) has imposed a restriction order on a 34-year-old local woman linked with a foreigner who had planned to join a terrorist organization, The Brunei Times reported on Friday (13 Feb 2015).

In a statement issued by the department on Thursday, the woman was detained after investigations found that she had been in contact with the foreign national since August 2014 through a social network.

It added that the woman continued to get in touch with the foreign national despite knowing his intention to join a terrorist organization.

“She also facilitated his entry into Brunei Darussalam, sought employment for him and planned to get married in this country.

“This plan will enable him to prolong his stay in this country before continuing with his plan to join the terror group,” the statement read.

Due to her link and involvement, the department said it has imposed the restriction order under Section 3(1) (b) of the Internal Security Act (Chapter 133) on the local woman effective February 4, 2015.

The statement further said the government has been closely monitoring reports on individuals from countries within this region who have travelled and joined terrorist organisation of IS (Islamic State) in Syria and Iraq.

The latest trend used by those individuals involved using a third country as a transit point in order to avoid detection by the authorities.

Brunei Darussalam has also been deemed as one of the alternative route, said The Brunei Times.

“The Government of His Majesty does not tolerate terrorism in any form or under any guise and will take preventive measures in order to pre-empt and neutralize any terrorist threats to safeguard the peace and security of this country,” the statement said.

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