"Those who live by the sword die by the sword" and that is what happened to Malaysia's most famous terrorist who was killed by Indonesian police yesterday.
According to the malaysiakini article Terror mastermind Noordin dead: Indonesia police he was killled in a police ambush in Solo, central Java.
I find the Malaysian government's response to the killing strange for they want his body to be returned to Malaysia for burial.
I don't support such a return to Malaysia for burial policy for a known criminal as it will give the wrong message.
Here are my reasons:
1.It incurs unnecessary costs for taxpayers.
2.It gives them more publicity and glosses over their evil deeds.
3.It provides a shrine for those who want to want to recruit members for the cause.
Only recently we had another known terrorist icon Chin Peng who had to turn to the courts in a bid to return to Malaysia but unfortunately he did not have the proper documents to prove he was a Malaysian.
My view is that Chin Peng was a more deserving case for the trip back as the story of his struggle would have been more educational.
Chin Peng is a Chinese but Mohammed? Go figure.