Monthly Archive: March 2008

Who And Where Is Mas Selamat Kastari?

Mas Selamat bin Kastari is a 47-year-old Indonesian-born Singaporean fugitive and used to work as a bus mechanic. Born on January 23, 1961 in Kendal, Central Java, he is married with five children.

Mas Selamat joined the Singapore Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) cell in 1992 and was sent to Afghanistan for training a year later. In 1998, he studied the Taleban system of government and has met Hambali (Riduan Isamuddin), the leader of JI.

Mas Selamat fled Singapore on December 2001 following the Internal Security Department (ISD) security operation against the JI where 13 suspected JI members were arrested. He plotted to crash an aeroplane from Bangkok into Changi Airport.

Mas Selamat was also jailed in Indonesia Riau province in 2003 for 18 months on immigration charges. He was however not handed over to Singapore upon his release, since Indonesia and Singapore do not yet have an extradition treaty. During this period of imprisonment, he broke his left leg in a botched attempt to escape when he jumped from a high floor.

Car Overturned @ Toa Payoh Lorong 1

At about 9.25am, a car suddenly went up the pedestrian path and hit the railing and went into the drain before it overturned. The driver managed to get out of the car with minor injuries.

Car Overturn @ Toa Payoh Lorong 1
Some girls were having a look at the car while taking a smoke break.

Car Overturn @ Toa Payoh Lorong 1
A traffic police came to the scene.

Car Overturn @ Toa Payoh Lorong 1
The tow truck was trying to pull the car out of the drain.

Car Overturn @ Toa Payoh Lorong 1
Another tow truck was giving a helping hand.

Car Overturn @ Toa Payoh Lorong 1
By 12.10pm the car was finally being tow to the workshop.

*credits to Imraneo (photographer & kepo-man)