Kasteri Escapes from Singapore
Posted March 9, 2008on:
Jamaah Islamiyah member Mas Selamet bin Kasteri @ Slamet Kastari reportedly escaped from a Whitley Road, a Singaporean Detention Centre on the evening of 27 February. Earlier this decade, Kasteri had been the head of a Singaporean cell within JI. He was renowned for his particularly violent plots against targets in Singapore (hijacking a plane and crashing it into Changi Airport, for example), though none were ever actually carried out.
After the 11 September 2001 attacks, and the crackdowns against JI in Singapore and in , Malaysia, Kasteri fled to Indonesia. He was eventually captured in Indonesia and repatriated to Singapore.
If the reports of his escape and his sanctuary are correct, Kasteri has likely been staying in Java again.