Malaysian terrorist with 9/11 link could be freed from prison next month

A 2013 image of US-trained biochemist Yazid Sufaat being escorted by police officers outside Ampang Magistrate Court in Kuala Lumpur. The 55-year-old is expected to be released from Simpang Renggam prison, where he has spent two years in detention un
A 2013 image of US-trained biochemist Yazid Sufaat being escorted by police officers outside Ampang Magistrate Court in Kuala Lumpur. The 55-year-old is expected to be released from Simpang Renggam prison, where he has spent two years in detention under the Prevention of Terrorism Act. PHOTO: NST

Possible release of militant with 9/11 link sparks alarm; police say final decision yet to be made

Unrepentant Malaysian terrorist Yazid Sufaat, who acquired 4 tonnes of ammonium nitrate in 2000 in preparation for a series of bombings in Singapore before the plot by the Jemaah Islamiah terror network was foiled, could be freed from prison next month.

His possible release has raised the alarm among counter-terrorism officials in Malaysia.

Please or to continue reading the full article. Learn more about ST PREMIUM.

Enjoy unlimited access to ST's best work

  • Exclusive stories and features on multiple devices
  • In-depth analyses and opinion pieces
  • ePaper and award-winning multimedia content
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 19, 2019, with the headline 'Malaysian terrorist could be freed from prison in Nov'. Print Edition | Subscribe