In response to media queries on Mas Selamat, the Ministry of Home Affairs has responded as follows:
"Mas Selamat bin Kastari, the Singaporean leader of the local Jemaah Islamiyah network who was detained by the Indonesian authorities in Feb 2003 on charges related to possessing falsified identification documents, was deported to Singapore on 3 Feb 2006. He is currently under ISA arrest and investigation into his case will now proceed.
2 Mas Selamat had fled Singapore in Dec 2001 following the ISD security operation against the JI. He was among those who had planned retaliation against Singapore for arresting and detaining his fellow JI members. He had planned to hijack a plane and crash it into Changi Airport."
MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
6 February 2006