Wednesday, February 27, 2008

this piece of news spent a shiver down my spine..



my goodness.. we need answers.. answer as to how he managed to escape and answer as to what they are going to do about it.

does he knows black magic? or JI already has terriorist members planted in our various forces to aid in such instant, like helping their leader to escape.

i still cannot believe it.. i tot security-wise Singapore is very up. i should have known that the police force is like the saf.

do call the police when you see this fella...

JI detainee Mas Selamat Kastari escapes from Singapore detention centre

SINGAPORE : A massive police operation is underway in Singapore after the leader of the Jemaah Islamiyah network here, Mas Selamat Kastari, escaped from detention at 4.05pm on Wednesday.

A statement from the Home Affairs Ministry says Mas Selamat walks with a limp and is presently at large. He is not known to be armed and is one of Singapore's most wanted men.

Extensive police resources have been deployed to track him down after he escaped from the Whitley Road Detention Centre. Anyone with information about him can contact the police at 999.

Mas Selamat was arrested by the Indonesian police on Bintan island in January 2006. He was picked up then for using a fake identity card.

Based on investigations then, Indonesia's elite anti-terror police discovered he was the leader of the Singapore Jemaah Islamiyah network, a terrorist organisation. They then deported the man to Singapore in 2006.

The 45-year-old father of four was also said to be involved in JI's plans to mount attacks against foreign and local establishments here. These included the US Embassy and American Club, the Defence Ministry headquarters at Bukit Gombak and the Education Ministry building at North Buona Vista Drive.

Mas Selamat fled Singapore in December 2001 following an Internal Security Department operation against the terrorist organisation. The militant leader had been on the run after Singapore authorities discovered plans to crash seven truck filled with bombs at various locations around the island.

Investigations also revealed that he was the mastermind behind a plan to hijack an airplane and crash it into Changi airport. When he was last arrested in Indonesia, officers found literature on bomb making on the man.

Mas Selamat's deportation to Singapore two years ago was seen as a significant development in the close network of cooperation amongst intelligence officers in the region to share information on terror suspects and to defeat the terror threat.

The islandwide manhunt has fanned out to areas in Beauty World in Upper Bukit Timah and Goldhill Avenue near Barker Road. Officers are also knocking on homes asking residents if they have seen the escapee. Police have also formed a formidable blockade around Malcolm Park, near the Singapore Chinese Girls' School. - CNA/ch


ek said...

hong gan liao....hai...

ek said...

well he escape thats already a reality..what surprise me is that alot of uni pple dun even noe whos he when i showed them the pic..1 even doubt that he escape..i think this is the worrying attitude of the tertiary educated.....that they r ignorant of the world except the books...

yang said...

ya.. i agree tat many undergrads are either ignorant or cannot be bothered.

looking at the interview of public on tv.. seriously sad.. so many ppl are saying tat theres nothing to worry since our govt very efficient and singapore's security has been good.

ppl are more amazed by the formidable security boundary put up and the presence of many uniformed personnels than actually worry about a monster at large.

or maybe it is our media practicing self censorship by choosing to air only those whose comments are calm and those who focus on unimportant issues, thereby underplay the magnitude of the issue.


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