Radio station denies radical preaching claim
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”.