IPOH: The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said that a sample of the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) of the victim's family had been sent to facilitate identification of Bernard Then Ted Fen (pic), 39, who was believed to have been killed by Abu Sayyaf terrorists in southern Philippines.
"Yesterday, the Philippine police contacted us and made arrangements over how we could send the sample to them," he told the press on Thursday, adding that Malaysian police were still waiting for a decision by the Philippine police chief to hold a meeting to discuss the matter.
On May 14 this year, Then, an electrical engineer, was one of two victims who were abducted by four armed men from southern Philippines who stormed the Ocean King Restaurant in Sandakan at 7.45pm.
The other kidnap victim was Thien Nyuk Fun, 50, who was also the restaurant manager.However, on Nov 8 this year, Thien was released by the abductors as a result of talks between the Malaysian Government and the terrorist group. - Bernama