What...??? Disgusting. I heard that our infamous Keris-mudin showed sympathy for this moron Top aka terrorist on national TV yesterday??? Keris-mudin was quoted as saying this Top-fler should be caught in Malaysia and given a chance for rehabilitation!!! What...???
Noordin Top gunned down in ambush(Reported in the Star newspaper today)
KUALA LUMPUR: Noordin Mat Top, Asia’s most wanted terrorist, was shot dead by a crack Indonesian anti-terrorism squad during a shoot-out in a village in Central Java.
The 41-year-old Malaysian-born Noordin, who had eluded the authorities for nine years, was gunned down along with three others in an ambush at his hideout in Solo. He was said to be responsible for a string of deadly bombings in Indonesia, including those in Bali in 2002 and two luxury hotels in Jakarta recently.
Indonesian police chief Bambang Hendarso Danuri confirmed Noordin was among the four killed, based on the initial comparison of fingerprints provided by Malaysian authorities. Others killed along with Noordin were “expert bomb-maker” Bagus Budi Pranoto, alias Ur-wah, close Noordin associate Ario Sudarso, alias Aji, and the person renting the house, Susilo.
Bambang said two men were also arrested and Susilo’s wife, who was wounded in the raid, was also in custody. Weapons, grenades and eight sacks of explosive material were found in the house, according to a police source.
Noordin fled Malaysia in 2001 during a crackdown by police here on suspected terror activities, following the uncovering of the Jemaah Islamiah network. He was initially thought to have been killed in a raid on Aug 8 but the body turned out to be that of an accomplice . Police tracked Noordin down after obtaining information from several terrorists suspects arrested some weeks ago.
Sources said the information enabled Indonesian police to place the group under surveillance. The squad stormed the house when they confirmed Noordin was among those inside. Noordin, once a lecturer in Johor, fled the country with fellow Malaysian Dr Azahari Husin, a bomb specialist. Azahari was also killed in a shoot-out with Indonesian police in Surabaya about three years ago.