Home > News > Nation
Friday May 30, 2014 MYT 8:10:00 PM
Friday May 30, 2014 MYT 11:30:47 PM
by ruben sario
KOTA KINABALU: The two women abducted from the Singamata Reef Resort off Semporna almost two months ago have been freed, with no ransom paid for their release.
Chinese National Gao Huayuen, 29, and Filipina Marcy Dayawan, 40, were brought out of the southern Philippine island of Jolo and arrived in Sandakan at 4.30pm Friday, escorted by Malaysian police officials.
According to a security official, two officers departed for Jolo at 10.30am and arrived there two hours later.
With the help of their Philippines counterparts, the officers managed to rescue Gao and Marcy from a remote mountainous location on the island.
The two women, who were abducted from the Singamata Reef Resort in Semporna on April 2, will be flown to Kota Kinabalu at 9.30pm before being taken to Kuala Lumpur at 6am on Saturday.
They will be escorted by several senior police officers from Bukit Aman.
The official said the two women were freed due to negotiations by Malaysian security officers.
It is understood that no ransom was paid in securing Gao and Marcy’s freedom.
Tags / Keywords:
Crime, Singamata Reef Resort, Kidnap, Gao Huayuen, Marcy Dayawan
Semporna kidnap: Sabah to act on White Rajahs
Police arrest 'dead' man during phone call
Anger over island of the 'White Rajahs'
PD residents suffering over lack of public transport
Sabah police: 12 reports received on secession issue
Mum jailed in Sweden returns home
Azmin Ali denies revenge against Khalid, says he's a ‘friend’
MCMC: Sex blogger Alvin Tan 'irresponsible', wants FB page removed
Law professor Azmi Sharom 'denied' entry into UKM campus
Hasan Malek: Budget 2015 will address difficulties caused by 'very minimal' fuel price increase
Rising cost of living is key concern, survey shows
Samsung Electronics profit seen bottoming in third quarter ahead of slow recovery
Putin says Russia wants to move to national currencies in trade
Contest for naming The Malaysia Year of Festivals 2015 mascot, the proboscis monkey
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)