Friday, May 08, 2009

Mas Selamat CAPTURED!!!!!!

He was captured by Malaysian authorites 6 weeks ago in Johor on 1 April. It is not clear how he slipped through immigration to get to Malaysia ....maybe he did what Took did.
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BTW, where is that 'hit and run' lawyer David Rasif[Link]? Maybe the Malaysian authorities can help to find him.


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Singapore's JI leader Mas Selamat arrested in Malaysia
By TODAY Posted: 08 May 2009 0143 hrs


SINGAPORE: Mas Selamat Kastari, Singapore's Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) leader who escaped from Whitley Road Detention Centre on February 27 last year, has been arrested. The terrorist, who once plotted to hijack a plane and crash it into Changi Airport, was arrested in Malaysia in a joint intelligence operation involving the internal security agencies of the two countries. It is understood that Mas Selamat was actually arrested over a month ago but had been under interrogation in Malaysia. It is believed that the fugitive will soon be brought back to Singapore. 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."
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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. Mas Selamat gave his guards the slip while he was being taken to the toilet at the detention centre. The escape sparked the largest manhunt in Singapore's history. Thousands of police and military personnel were roped in to comb the island for the fugitive. Checks at the borders were stepped up, road blocks were set up, officers went house to house, and forested areas were swept. There were also offers of a million dollar reward by two businessmen for his capture. Mas Selamat, however, remained elusive although dozens of illegal immigrants were flushed out. 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. Mas Selamat's escape also resulted in the dismissal of the detention centre's superintendent over security lapses. The superintendent's deputy was demoted. The two were the most senior officers in charge of the ground management of the detention centre, and were among six Internal Security Department (ISD) officers charged over the escape. 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 trucks 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. Mas Selamat was arrested by the Indonesian police on Bintan island in January 2006. He was detained for using a fake identity card. When he was arrested, officers found literature on bomb-making on him. Based on investigations then, Indonesia's elite anti-terror police then discovered he was the leader of the Singapore Jemaah Islamiyah network. They then deported him to Singapore, where he was detained at Whitley Road Detention Centre under the Internal Security Act. The 48-year-old father of four was said to be involved in JI's plans to mount attacks against foreign and local establishments in Singapore. 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. - CNA/TODAY/de

27 comments:

yamizi said...

so will our economics pick up after nabbing mas selemat?

Anonymous said...

Selamat datang ke Malaysia - this ole joke turned out to be true !

kein said...

that's er, nearer than I thought he would be. Surprising.

Anonymous said...

Saw the shitty times this morning, the headlines was extremely big.

I find it strange that mas selamat chose to STAY in Johore Baru rather than to hide at border town like kota baru. Make no sense at all.

LuckySingaporean said...

yamizi,

No impact on our economy but our airports are safer now. I wonder how long they will keep him under ISA in Singapore. He is already 48 years old and his other crazy terrorist buddies have already been reformed.

Why don't they let him go to Afghan to join the Telabans. In fact we should have an emigration scheme for terrorists. Let them join a real war which they wish to fight as a true combatant in a real war and not a cowardly terrorist. I think they would prefer that.

Anonymous said...

he loves Johor co he can watch pirated DVD when he is bored! haha

Anonymous said...

He probably sentence to life without parole. Ironically, criminals always can get off Singapore easily and this speak badly for our immigration checkpoint who supposed to be top notch world class.

So far, we don't have video footage of him with time stamp therefore, I just take it with a grain of salt on his capture is real as the paper is still showing his mugshot that been plastered in Singapore for the past year.

monkey said...

cool news :) there is no video proof ? how do you guys want us to trust this ?

Anonymous said...

Is it a pre-election gimick?

I would love to see a picture of Mas and Millionaire Wong Kan Seng.

Anonymous said...

Probably juz checking out the nursing homes in JB :)

Anonymous said...

Yippy yahooo...now Wong CAN SING

Hidden Man said...

Mas Selamat may have come to JB to get in touch with his family or someone close - maybe as a result of a bait - and that was when he was detected (most probably via surveillance of his family or known close friends). He could have come across from Sumatra or anywhere else.

The more interesting story and puzzle is why Malaysia have kept quiet for so long and only now SG is revealing it, and without Malaysian corroboration too.

Was there a larger operation to nab more members of the network? They could have continue to keep quiet for a year or 5 years and life will still go on.

And finally his capture only means he will not be crashing into Changi Airport. Someone else somewhere right now is planning the same thing too.

Anonymous said...

What about the longest fugitive PHEY YEW KOK???

yamizi said...

will ministars award themselves with fat bonus for nabbing mas selemat then?

Alexis de Tocqueville said...

Will mini-lee now announce a date for a general elections?

Anonymous said...

It's a pity that he can't take out a few of the PAP suckers before his arrest in Malaysia.

Onlooker said...

Wah piang now then caught 1 year and 2 month++.
And Mudland police finally found what our home team have been looking for for so long ...... talk about efficiency. :)

Anonymous said...

Could it be a clone Selamat with his DNA just like clone dolly. ha ha I thought he is dead

Anonymous said...

"Mas Selamat CAPTURED"... yeah except our 154th prostitute press omitted the important details... MSK was CAPTURED TWICE first time by Indonesian police and now by Malaysian police, while Singapore's finest of finest...imbeciles, the ISD managed to lose him!

The 154th prostitutes tried very hard to score credit by repetitively mentioning how the Malaysians wouldn't have caught him if SG's finest of finest imbeciles "gave leads" which led to MSK's RE-capture.

Just hope SG's finest of finest imbeciles don't lose him again!

Anonymous said...

The release of this news is so timely,after the AWARE saga. So that we will not be distracted. Everything is so well planned in this island....

Anonymous said...

Is Mas Selamats' Arrest a big deal ?

There was nothing to show he did or was capable od doing what he 'had planned' to do as claimed.

Why did he 'escaped' to Johore and remained there and not further ? Because he and his family and friends can meet more frequently maybe. If caught, he goes back to where he was, ie detention, no big deal for him either, i think.

He may even long to be back in SIN if he is not gainfully employed or living his life usefully in Johore but hiding and cooped up doing nothing.

Just some possibilities lah, no big deal.

patriot

Anonymous said...

Apology to All;

typo mistake for 'od', it should be 'of'.

patriot

Anonymous said...

captured by the same msia police that wks & lky say is corrupt, incompetent?
proves u don't need million dollar salarly to do a good job.

its rediculous he said he was involved in the recapture since its obvious theres nothing they could have done to capture him in msia.
hopeless singapore press.

Anonymous said...

It only helps to prove that security forces in our neighbouring countries are more competent than ours. Shameful right?

Anonymous said...

The Mas Selamat Story is similar to this...US National held for entering Aung San Su Kyi's home

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/427531/1/.html

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