Ra­dio sta­tion de­nies rad­i­cal preach­ing claim

The Myanmar Times - - World -

An In­done­sian ra­dio sta­tion de­nied air­ing ex­trem­ist ser­mons af­ter Sin­ga­pore linked it to the rad­i­cal­i­sa­tion of two men de­tained in the city-state who al­legedly planned to join the Is­lamic State group. Sin­ga­pore said last week Rosli Hamzah, 50, and Mo­hamed Omar Ma­hadi, 33, were be­ing held un­der a tough in­ter­nal se­cu­rity law af­ter au­thor­i­ties dis­cov­ered they in­tended to travel to Syria to fight for the IS. Sev­eral years ago the Sin­ga­porean men started lis­ten­ing to Ra­dio Hang, based on the In­done­sian is­land of Batam just south of Sin­ga­pore. Ra­dio Hang sta­tion man­ager Abu Yusuf said on Au­gust 22 the sta­tion broad­cast re­li­gious ser­mons but never spread “IS teach­ings”.

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