NEW YORK – Mohamad Bashir Lap, one of the two Malaysians being held at the
Guantanamo Bay detention camp may be relocated to Malaysia but he will have to
continue to undergo the deradicalisation process in prison, said Malaysian
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
He said this information was conveyed to him during the meeting he had on
Wednesday with Lee Wolowsky, the United States Special Envoy for Guantanamo
“This possibility is in tandem with our efforts to bring home the Malaysian
detainees in Guantanamo Bay,” Ahmad Zahid, who is also the home minister, told
Malaysian journalists on Thursday. Ahmad Zahid had led the Malaysian delegation
to the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly here.
Mohamad Bashir and Mohd Farik Amin are the two Malaysians being held at
Guantanamo Bay detention camp since 2006 for their involvement with the Jemaah
Islamiyah militant group in early 2000.
They are also alleged to have been involved in the bombing at the JW
Marriott Hotel in Jakarta in 2003 and were detained in Bangkok that year.