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Expulsion of 'JI leader' on hold

Malaysia has postponed the deportation of an alleged leader of the Jemaah Islamiah group that has been blamed for last year’s Bali bombings. Mohamad Iqbal Abdul Rahman was expected to walk free on his return to Indonesia on Sunday, as officials there say they have no grounds on which to arrest him. He has been held without charge since 2001 under Malaysia’s security laws. Malaysian officials gave no reasons for keeping Mr Mohamad, 46. No new date for his deportation has been set. Four months ago Mohamad Iqbal was handed over to immigration officers for deportation to his native Indonesia. Mr Mohamad – who has been resident here for 18 years – had tried to challenge that decision through the courts. Full Story

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