5 x 5: Bangladeshi workers in Singapore detained for planning terror attacks plus other breaking news summarised for you

TL;DR – Everything you need to know daily, summarised in 5 easy points at 5pm.

1)Eight Bangladeshi men working in Singapore detained under ISA

Extract from a document titled "We Need For Jihad Fight" that was recovered from Rahman Mizanur, who set up a clandestine group that he called Islamic State in Bangladesh (ISB). PHOTOS: MHA (via straitstimes.com)

Extract from a document titled “We Need For Jihad Fight” that was recovered from Rahman Mizanur, who set up a clandestine group that he called Islamic State in Bangladesh (ISB). PHOTOS: MHA (via straitstimes.com)

Eight Bangladeshis have been detained under the ISA for planning terror attacks back home. They called their group the Islamic State in Bangladesh (ISB) and were planning to join ISIS as foreign fighters.

Cover pages of the bomb-making instruction manual (left) and user manual for a sniper rifle found in the possession of Rahman Mizanur. The Bengali text at the top right of the bomb-making manual reads "How to make explosives through action and reaction?", while the text in the middle reads "Ammunition-related Bengali research oriented book". PHOTOS: MHA ( via straitstimes.com)

Cover pages of the bomb-making instruction manual (left) and user manual for a sniper rifle found in the possession of Rahman Mizanur. The Bengali text at the top right of the bomb-making manual reads “How to make explosives through action and reaction?”, while the text in the middle reads “Ammunition-related Bengali research oriented book”. PHOTOS: MHA ( via straitstimes.com)

2) Burn, baby, burn

Barack Obama used his final White House Correspondents’ Dinner to fire a couple of jokes at Donald Trump. With some pretty epic lines such as “… The Republicans say that Donald Trump lack of experience in foreign policy to be President, but he has spent years with leaders of the world: Miss Sweden, Miss Argentina, Miss Azerbaijan…”, maybe he ought to consider an alternative career as a standup comedian after he’s done being President.

3) Slide the City Singapore

Slide the City Asia is coming to Singapore and this promo video has gotten us all excited about this slip-and-slide water party event with the biggest vinyl slide of over 1000 feet. That’s over 3 football fields!

4) Giving back

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Via seriouseats.com

You know the Chobani greek yogurt we often see at our supermarkets? The founder and CEO of the brand, Hamdi Ulukaya, is actually a Muslim immigrant from Turkey who came to the USA 10 years ago with nothing. Today, the company’s estimated to be worth $3 billion to $5 billion and he just made an announcement to give 10% of his own shares to every full-time employee of the yoghurt company. He also gave US$700m to Syrian refugees.

5) Work, work, work

Now that you have survived Day 1 of the new work week after the long weekend (we know it’s the HARDEST), here’s a little motivation to get you through the rest of the week –

Don’t forget to turn up your volume.



Author: The Editor

Either busy trying to save the world, or poking my nose into other people's affairs.


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