Two year ago, at this timing, Mas Selamat Kastari, leader of the Jemaah Islamiyah network, escaped from the Whitley Road Detention Centre. It was the largest manhunt in Singapore involving the police and army.
15 months later, he was re-captured in Johor, Malaysia. It was reported that Mas Selamat swam across the Straits of Johor using an ‘improvised flotation device’ soon after his escape. Up till now, it still amazed me that he is able to swim across the Straits when the security has been heighten.
Mas Selamat is currently detained by the Malaysian authorities. No news on whether will he be send back to Singapore.