On the trail of the second wave

  • Letters
  • Sunday, 12 Mar 2006

Five Malaysians were recruited by al-Qaeda for the job of hijacking an airliner to crash into a 73-storey building in Los Angeles. They were supposed to be al-Qaeda’s second wave of suicide fighters after the Sept 11, 2001 attacks in New York but the intelligence agencies were several steps ahead of them. WONG CHUN WAI and LOURDES CHARLES piece together the story of ‘Project California'. 

MASRAN Arshad keeps to himself, mostly, at the Kamunting Detention Centre, where he is now being detained under the Internal Security Act. 

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