Son-in-law now an outlaw


BELURAN: In a tiny fishing village in a remote corner of Sabah, a 67-year-old woman is grappling with the shocking news that one of her sons-in-law is among the world’s most wanted terrorists.  

He is Riduan Issamuddin, 39, better known as Hambali, the chief operative of Jemaah Islamiah that is linked to al-Qaeda, hunted by the United States and South-East Asian countries and arrested last week in Thailand. 

“I was shocked. It cannot be him,” said Tambaku Edau @ Salmah Abdullah in an interview on Monday night. 

Two daughters of Salmah’s nine children married men accused of perpetrating terrorist acts, including the October 2002 Bali bombings. 

Her second daughter Noraliza Abdullah @ Lee Yin Len married Hambali without her knowledge.  

The elder daughter, Noral Fadila Lee @ Lee Ah Lee, married another Indonesian, Abu Yusof @ Dandang Surman, who is reported to be on the run. 

 

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