MALAYA: How to Catch a Terrorist

He wore only an undershirt and khaki shorts, and all that he would say when he wandered into the police station in a tiny village in Johore one day last April was: "I am a terrorist and I want to surrender." The young constable in charge was not overly impressed. All the same, he bundled his unexpected guest into a Land Rover and turned him over to his superiors in Segamat. There, incredulous officials questioned the prisoner for hours on end, laid every kind of verbal trap to see if he really was the man he claimed to be....

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