(From New Straits Times (Malaysia))
HE may not admit to it but JI members held Abu Bakar Bashir in high esteem. He was known as the Emir of the militant group.
Mohamed Nasir said that he led a JI cell or Mantaqi, that covered Sabah, Labuan, Mindanao in the Philippines and parts of Indonesia.
During that time, he answered to Abu Bakar.