New Documentary Chronicles Hunt for Southeast Asia’s Most Wanted Terrorist
Never-before-seen footage of Indonesian-born terrorist Mas Selamat Kastari, 50, being recaptured two years ago in Kampung Tawakal in Skudai, Johor, will be shown on Singaporean television this month.
Mas Selamat: The Fugitive Terrorist chronicles the manhunt for the Singapore head of the Jemaah Islamiyah regional terrorist group after his 2008 escape from detention in Singapore.
The exclusive footage was obtained by director Ahmad Yazid, 27, and executive producer Lydia Lubon, 32, who produced the show under their Malaysian-based production company Rack Focus Films.
They pitched the idea to cable TV channel provider AETN All Asia Networks and started the project in March last year.
“The angle was about the pay-off of tracking down and finally arresting Asia’s most-wanted fugitive,” Lubon said over the telephone from Kuala Lumpur.