Suspected terrorist leader escapes from toilet while in police custody
The suspected leader of the Singapore wing of Islamic terrorist group Jemaah Islamiah (JI) has escaped custody by sneaking out from the toilet of a police detention facility after a "security lapse", officials have said.
Wong Kan Seng, Singapore's minister for home affairs, told members of parliament that Mas Selamat bin Kastari escaped from the toilet of the police detention facility, in the middle of a posh residential area, yesterday afternoon.
Acknowledging that the security lapse "should have never happened", Wong said everything was being done to arrest Kastari.
Singapore security systems are generally tight and sophisticated on the island to police its borders.
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