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Mas Selamat hid butter, used vegetable H2O bottles in escape: Malaysia police

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – He climbed by a movement missile in a toilet during a jail in Singapore, hid underneath an expressway and swam opposite a Tebrau Strait from Woodlands to Stulang Laut in Johor.

It seemed that scandalous Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) explosve builder Mas Selamat Kestari, who was a Singapore’s Internal Security Act (ISA) detainee, hatched a ideal “prison break” in Feb 2008.

But it was not to be, given not prolonged after channel a Tebrau Straits, Malaysia’s Counter Terrorism Division (E8) was prohibited on his heels.

“It was one of a many engaging arrests we done of a JI militant.

“He transient from a apprehension centre in Singapore on Feb 27, 2008 though was after held in Johor Baru on Apr 1, 2009. We incarcerated 3 former JI members – Matin Anon Rahmat, Johar Hassan and Nurrohman – and their inquire led us to a residence in Johor Baru, where we detected Mas Selamat hiding,” Deputy Commissioner Ayob Khan pronounced in an talk to symbol a 210th Police Day celebrations, on Saturday (March 25).

The Bukit Aman Special Branch Counter Terrorism Division conduct pronounced during interrogation, Mas Selamat suggested that he started scheming for his shun a month forward by sportive and perplexing to appeal information on roads outward a Singaporean jail from his mother during family visits.

“He started to batch adult additional tiny packages of butter to be used as food and performed additional wardrobe from his wife.

“On Feb 27, 2008, he transient by a camp’s toilet movement window and scrambled by a fringe fence,” he said.

Mas Selamat claimed that he hid underneath an beyond overpass along a Pan Island Expressway for 5 days before creation his approach towards Woodlands regulating a monsoon dull underneath cover of darkness.

He afterwards swam opposite a Tebrau Straits to Stulang Laut in Johor Baru on a night of Mar 2, 2008.

“He kept himself afloat with a assist of dull vegetable H2O bottles and landed during Stulang Laut during about 5.30am on Mar 3, 2008,” suggested Datuk Ayob.

“After day break, he walked about 10km towards Pelangi Plaza before boarding a train to a residence of Matin in Ulu Tiram.

“He after changed to another hideout during Kampung Tawakal, Skudai, belonging to Johar.

“Mas Selamat stayed there for about a year before we finally held adult with him,” he said.

The contingent of Mas Selamat, Matin and Johar had several apprehension plots in mind, including abduction Singaporean Chinese in Johor as hostages in lapse for a recover of all JI detainees in Singapore.

“If their ask was not met, all a hostages were to be ‘slaughtered’ and video-taped for placement to a general community,” pronounced Mr Ayob.

Counter terrorism strong a operations opposite JI from 2001 until 2007.

“We were a initial group along with Singaporean authorities to expose a JI network in South-East Asia,” he said.

Mas Selamat still stays one of a many high form arrests for a division, that has been around for roughly 30 years though started out usually as a tiny sub-section within Special Branch in 1990.

“In a beginning, a concentration of a tiny sub-section of a dialect was some-more towards unfamiliar terrorists threats who operated in Malaysia.

“I turn a unit’s personality when we was eliminated to Special Branch in 1993.

“The section continued to enhance generally after a conflict on a World Trade Centre on Sept 11, 2001 until it became a E8 Division it is today,” combined Mr Ayob.

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