KUALA LUMPUR, June 20 ― The federal police said it will be in touch with its Indonesian counterparts over the recent jailbreak incident involving a Malaysian in Bali.
Bukit Aman Special Branch Department director Comm Datuk Seri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said that the police needed to ascertain the criminal background of the Malaysian involved, according to a report by The Star.
“We have to find out whether the Malaysian inmate was held for terrorism-related crimes or other offences … We will contact our Indonesian counterpart as soon as possible,” he was quoted saying.
Yesterday, four foreign inmates, was reported to have escaped the Kerobokan prison by crawling through a narrow tunnel dug under the walls.
The four were Malaysian Tee Kok King, Australian Shaun Edward Davidson, Bulgarian Dimitar Nikolov Llieve and Indian Sayed Muhammad Said.
According to Kerobokan prison head Tony Nainggolan, the tunnel was about 12 metres long, and could have been dug in more than a week.
Widjaja said that the four was serving sentences for different crimes, from immigration rules violation to drug crimes.
According to government data, the Kerobokan prison houses 1,378 inmates, more than 4 times its capacity of 323 inmates.