09 May 2017

News Story: Singapore passes death penalty law for nuclear terrorism

SINGAPORE, May 8 (Xinhua) -- Singapore passed death penalty law for nuclear terrorism acts in Parliament on Monday.

Death penalty will be enforced for a person who commits a fatal act of terrorism using radioactive material or nuclear explosive devices, local media reported.

Second Minister for Home Affairs Desmond Lee said Singapore cannot discount the rise of terror group Islamic State especially when many countries, including those within the region, use nuclear energy, or are actively exploring the use of nuclear energy.

Read the full story at Xinhua