May 8, 2009

Breaking News: Mas Selamat reportedly arrested in Malaysia‎


Good news Singapore! Terrorist Mas Selamat bin Kastari has reportedly been arrested in Malaysia a few hours ago. Check in with your favourite news provider for more information later in the day.

Here's a short recap for our friends outside Singapore...

Mas Selamat Kastari the Singapore's Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) leader escaped from Whitley Road Detention Centre last year.

Mas Selamat gave his guards the slip while he was being taken to the toilet at the detention centre on 27 February 2008.

His escape prompted a massive islandwide manhunt, including the offer of a million dollar reward by two businessmen for his capture.

Prior to that, 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 the Singapore Changi airport.

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