Families of 2 M’sians in jail flying to Indonesia today


KUALA LANGAT: Families of two Malaysians detained in Indonesia will fly to that country today to get clarification on their arrest.

The Malaysian embassy in Indonesia has confirmed that two Malaysians reported “missing” in Jakarta since March 30, were currently in police custody.

They are despatch rider Mohamad Shafa Ahmad, 29, and Kamarol Ariffin Mohamad Darus, 27, a factory technician.

Kamarol Ariffin’s mother, Hamida Kordi, 65, said family members of the two men would be in Jakarta to obtain information on the matter.

“I did not know about my son (being arrested), the police did not inform me anything. Family members of both men will be there (Jakarta) tomorrow to get clarification,” she told reporters when met at the family residence here today.

It was reported yesterday that Kamarol Arifin and his friend, Mohamad Shafa, who were reported missing since March 30, were under police detention to assist investigations into a drug-related case.

The duo were nabbed by Indonesian authorities at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport after police found several pills believed to be synthetic drugs during a body check.

This was confirmed by Malaysian ambassador to Indonesia, Zahrain Mohamed Hashim, who said both were in police custody.

He said the two Malaysians were located after Malaysian police and the immigration attaché at the Malaysian embassy conducted inquiries into their “disappearance”.

They were reported missing by their families.

The duo disappeared after arriving in Jakarta on March 29 at 2pm on a flight from klia2.

The duo, who are said to be best friends, are from Kampung Sijangkang, Teluk Panglima Garang and had gone to Jakarta to watch a concert by DJ Armin Van Buuren at the Jakarta International Expo.

2 Malaysians missing in Jakarta found in police lock-up