PETALING JAYA: Family members of two Malaysians kidnapped from a Sandakan restaurant are worried over the health of their loved ones who are being held hostage in southern Philippines.
It has been 51 days since Thien Nyuk Fun, 50, and Bernard Then Ted Fun, 39, were abducted by Abu Sayyaf-linked gunmen from the Ocean King seafood restaurant, just 3km from Sandakan, in mid-May.
Thien, who was the manager of the restaurant, and Then, a customer, are being held on a southern Philippine island under close guard.
The hostages do not have medication for their health problems.
Thien’s son Chung Chin Lung, 31, said he was worried because his mother has high blood pressure.
“She is always complaining about headaches. She is always asking for her medicine,” he said.
Then’s wife Chan Wai See, 40, said her husband was pre-diabetic and suffered from gout.
Chan said their families could not meet the kidnappers’ demands for a huge ransom as they were ordinary citizens with limited resources.
Both families are appealing to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem and Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman to help them secure safe release of the hostages.
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