Mohamad Iqbal Hussain, 28, was limping to a canteen near a shopping mall in the city-state when an alert individual called police, according to The New Paper.Alert individual my ass. How can he not tell the difference?! The poor Bangla dude doesn't even resemble Mas Selamat! Anyway, guys next time if you see any limping man who you think is Mas Selamat, please make sure you get closer to him to see if he really looks like the JI leader before you call the cops lah. Singapore is already getting so much bad press about Mas Selamat's escape. The last thing we need now is to piss off tourists who are visiting our country just because they have a limping leg.
The reason: Mas Selamat bin Kastari, the alleged Singapore head of JI, also has a limp - and is still in hiding after escaping from detention more than a week ago.
Police cars duly swooped on the housing bloc where Mr Iqbal has been staying with a friend, and officers carried out a house-to-house search.
They left after briefly interviewing him, the newspaper added.
It turned out that Mr Iqbal, who works as a clerk in Dhaka, is in Singapore to seek medical treatment for a disease affecting his right leg and which causes him to walk with a limp.
'I was unwaware of what was happening,' he was quoted as saying.
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