Malaysian terrorist with links to Al-Qaeda and 9/11 could be released 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
Yazid Sufaat has been imprisoned three times in the past 17 years for terrorist-related activities.
Yazid Sufaat has been imprisoned three times in the past 17 years for terrorist-related activities.PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

KUALA LUMPUR - Unrepentant Malaysian terrorist Yazid Sufaat, who acquired four tons 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.

That has raised the alarm among counter-terrorism officials in Malaysia.

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