Home Affairs Minister confirms JI man in Indonesia is Mas Selamat Kastari
By Hasnita A Majid
Home Affairs Minister Wong Kan Seng has confirmed the man held by Indonesian authorities is indeed Mas Selamat Kastari.
And he expressed confidence that the Jemaah Islamiyah leader will be brought back to Singapore.
However, he did not say when that will be.
Mr Wong was speaking to reporters at a Lunar New Year dinner in Bishan.
"It's good that the Indonesian police have helped and cooperated in the arrest of Mas Selamat," Mr Wong said. "Mas Selamat is one of the key leaders in the Jemaah Islamiyah and a warrant of arrest was out for him last year and we are very happy that he has finally been found by the Indonesians.
"He's a citizen and he's a Singaporean and he will be brought back to Singapore."