From the Malay Mail Online (Nov 30): Cops want Abu Sayyaf mastermind charged in Malaysia
The Malaysian police will sending in an official request to their Filipino counterparts to hand over the leader of the Abu Sayyaf terrorist group to be charged here over the kidnapping and beheading of a Sarawakian.
Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said they have not sent a request yet as they are finding ways to bring the terrorist group leader here.
"We are requesting to bring the criminal here to face the court. Still in progress, we are discussing the ways to do so," he said in a press conference at the Bukit Aman police headquarters here.
"No, we have not send the request yet. Will be done soon."
According to the Mindanao Explorer yesterday, the Philippine authorities have arrested the Abu Sayyaf leader whose militant group was responsible for the beheading of Sarawakian hostage Bernard Then.
Saddam Jailani was captured along with two other members of the group in Kabacan town in North Cotabato, a Mindanao province, last Friday.
The trio are currently being detained by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group of the Philippine National Police.
They had been armed with an automatic rifle, three pistols and 11 magazines when they were picked up by the Philippine police and military forces in a joint operation.