Home > News > Nation
Thursday April 10, 2014 MYT 1:54:00 PM
Thursday April 10, 2014 MYT 4:59:26 PM
by florence a. samy
KUALA LUMPUR: Abductors of two women from a resort off Semporna have demanded RM36.4mil for the release of a Chinese tourist, Home Minister Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi revealed.
"We have received a note that the kidnappers have asked for 500mil pesos or RM36.4mil as ransom.
"We have sent our team to discuss with the so-called reported middle person," he told reporters here Thursday.
Zahid added that there has been no ransom demand for the Filipina hostage.
On April 2, Chinese tourist Gao Huayun (pic), 29, and Filipina resort worker Marcy Dayawan, 40, were abducted from the Singamata Reef Resort in Semporna by seven gunmen believed linked to the Abu Sayyaf militant group.
Tags / Keywords:
Court and crime, Semporna resort kidnap, Sabah, Chinese tourist, Singamata Reef Resort
Semporna kidnap: Sabah to act on White Rajahs
Musa Aman: Call for Sabah secession is irresponsible
Sikh movement stages charity walk across Sabah and S’wak
Anger over island of the 'White Rajahs'
'I hope my husband will be here when our son takes his first step'
Lam Thye: Radical voices are being amplified beyond acceptable norms
Hadi slams 'brokers and pimp'
Asian Games: Chong Wei complains of ‘bright lights’
All’s not well with PAS, allies
Najib arrives in New York for UN General Assembly
When the music stops
Ozil helps Arsenal trounce Villa, Liverpool stumble
A love for traditional Hakka 'lei cha'
India's jet-set tycoons crash to earth
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)