A massive police operation is underway in Singapore after the leader of the Jemaah Islamiyah network there, Mas Selamat Kastari, escaped from detention at 4.05pm on Wednesday. A statement from the Home Affairs Ministry says Mas Selamat walks with a limp and is presently at large. He is not known to be armed and is one of Singapore's most wanted men. Extensive police resources have been deployed to track him down after he escaped from the Whitley Road Detention Centre.
Escape from prison? IN SINGAPORE? I actually have more sympathy for the country after this news. Singapore has just become, well, how to say, more human.