In his first remarks since it was revealed the convicted terror plotter had been arrested in Malaysia after escaping from prison last year, Lee said Singapore and Southeast Asia must remain constantly alert to new terror threats from organizations such as Jemaah Islamiyah, Channel Newsasia reported Sunday.
Lee reportedly said that although terrorism in Southeast Asia is under control, the threat is far from over, adding that the price of security is "eternal vigilance."
In a statement issued by the prime minister Saturday, Lee said he was told about Mas Selamat's arrest by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak during an impromptu April 11 lunch in Pattaya, Thailand. The lunch was arranged after a meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations was called off due to demonstrations, Channel Newsasia reported.
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