Daily Archives: 2008-02-29

Home Affairs Minister’s explanation on terrorist escape

Latest from the Straits Times: Mas Selamat has fled to Indonesia: The Star. SINGAPORE‘S most wanted terror fugitive, Mas Selamat Kestari, who had worked with Malaysian Jemaah Islamiah members to carry out terrorist activities at one time, is believed to have fled for Indonesia. Deputy Prime Minister and Home Affairs Minister Wong Kan Seng on the escape by Mas Selamat …

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Breaking News: INTERPOL issues global alert for suspected terror leader

From INTERPOL’s website. An urgent worldwide security alert, or Orange Notice, has been issued by INTERPOL after the escape of an alleged leader of the Jemaah Islamiyah terrorist group from a jail in Singapore. Mas Selamat bin Kastari escaped from the Whitley Road Detention Centre on Wednesday 27 February where he was being held following his deportation from Indonesia to …

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Why a lapse of four hours before public was notified?

This is a letter by student Lee Weijia sent to the Straits Times Forum Page. TOC thanks Weijia for allowing us to publish it here. Dear Sir, The escape of Mas Selamat, and the subsequent response to the escape, has raised many queries. However, I would just like to touch on one sore point that struck me immediately upon hearing …

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