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The Internal Security Department
; ) is a domestic intelligence agency
of the Ministry of Home Affairs
. It was formerly part of the Ministry of Interior and Defence
until it was split on 11 August 1970. It has the utmost right to detain without trial
individuals suspected to be a threat to national security.
The stated mission is to confront and address security threats
, including international terrorism
, foreign subversion
. The ISD also monitors and addresses potential threats from communism, prevention of racial tension which might affect the public peace, domestic counterterrorism, international counterterrorism, fraud against the state, surveillance, apprehension of suspected militants or terrorists and protection of Singapore's national borders.
Most of its manpower is based from the Singapore Police Force
Its most recent director is Mr Loh Ngai SengNew appointments for other permanent secretaries, The Straits Times, August... Read More