Year 2009

Mas Selamat Caught

Wednesday, 1st April 2009

Mas Selamat Kastari, an Islamic militant suspected of plotting a "September 11" style air attack, was arrested in Johor state, more than a year after his dramatic escape from a high-security jail in Singapore. He was arrested by Malaysian authorities with the cooperation of Singaporean and Indonesian intelligence agencies.

Tug Boats Attacked By Pirates

Thursday, 19th February 2009

About 12 pirates armed with guns attacked the tug and barge in the Malacca Strait and kidnapped two crew members as the vessel was en route to Singapore.

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