INVESTIGATIONS are still continuing into what terrorist Mas Selamat Kastari did after escaping from the Whitley Road Detention Centre (WRDC), Deputy Prime Minister Wong Kan Seng told Parliament yesterday.

He said the leader of the Singapore Jemaah Islamiah (JI) network 'has not given a completely reliable account' of how he evaded detection while a manhunt was under way to find him, and how he made it to Malaysia.
'I am not able to share any details at this stage other than to say that the investigators are not closing any option,' he said.

He would, however, share the findings when investigations can conclusively determine how he fled the country, 'and if that doesn't compromise our operational security', he added.

As to how Mas Selamat escaped from the detention centre itself, the detainee's version of events was 'essentially consistent' with what the Committee of Inquiry found two years ago - namely, that he escaped via a toilet window.

Mas Selamat's escape on Feb 27, 2008 sparked a massive manhunt. He was caught in Johor on April 1 last year and held in a Malaysian prison until he was handed over to Singapore on Sept 24 this year.

Unclear how Mas Selamat fled