08 October 2015
A TERRORISM expert told the High Court that the testimony of the allegedly reformed terrorist Hambali pointed to former Internal Security Act detainee Yazid Sufaat being a member of terror group Jemaah Islamiyah.
Dr Rohan Gunaratna of Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University said yesterday that this was revealed through the testimonies of Hambali, whose real name is Riduan Isamuddin, and others then detained by United States authorities following the attack on the World Trade Centre in New York on Sept 11, 2001.
“The fact that Yazid joined Jemaah Islamiyah (Malaysia) was established through the testimonies of detainees and debriefings of Hambali in the United States,” Rohan said in reply to a question from deputy public prosecutor Nurdeenie Abdul Rashid.
Rohan, head of the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research of Nanyang Technological University’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, told judge Datuk Mohd Azman Husin that the 9/11 Commission Report detailed how Hambali recruited Yazid.
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