Saturday, May 9, 2009

Mas selamat has been arrested in Malaysia

Mas Selamat Kastari, Singapore's Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) leader who escaped from Whitley Road Detention Centre on February 27 ,2008, has been arrested. That is surely a big relief I know for everyone. He was arrested in Malaysia in a joint intelligence operation involving the internal security agencies of the two countries. Well they say that Mas Selamat was actually arrested on April 1 , 2009 , over a month ago but had been under interrogation in Malaysia. He should be brought to Singapore soon.
Last December, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong had said: "He is one up on us, but the game is not over. One day we will catch him."
Most security experts had expected the fugitive to head for Indonesia, where other JI members are believed to be based. So, it came as a surprise to some that he was arrested in Malaysia. The escape sparked the largest manhunt in Singapore's history. You must all be remembering the posters bearing his face and description were put up everywhere and every mobile phone here was sent either a text description or a picture of him.

1 comment:

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