Four Sarawakians freed by Abu Sayyaf


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 08 Jun 2016

The four sailors seen squatting with one of them holding a piece of paper with the name "Victor Troy

PETALING JAYA: The four Sarawakian sailors kidnapped off Pulau Ligitan in Sabah on April 1 have been freed by their Abu Sayyaf captors.

The four returned to Sandakan, Sabah, early Wednesday.

Reports from Jolo indicated that Malaysian and Filipino negotiators managed to secure the four’s release from the militant group after several rounds of negotiation.

Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Abdul Rashid Harun when contacted declined to comment on the matter.

The four - brothers Wong Teck Kang, 31, and Wong Teck Chii, 29, their cousin, Johnny Lau Jung Hien, 21, and Wong Hung Sing, 34, who isn’t a relative – were crew of a tugboat returning to Sarawak from the Philippines when they were seized.

Their captors reportedly demanded an RM18mil ransom for their release.

More to come

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