Esscom team foils kidnapping bid off Lahad Datu waters

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 11 Aug 2018

file pic

KOTA KINABALU: Malaysian security forces have foiled a possible kidnapping attempt on the crew of a tugboat by suspected kidnap-for-ransom groups on Friday (Aug 10).

The southern Philippines-based gang comprising of at least 10 suspects fled upon realising the presence of the Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) team that were patrolling the waters near Lahad Datu's Tambisan area.

Get 30% off with our ads free Premium Plan

Monthly Plan


Annual Plan


Billed as RM103.60/year

1 month

Free Trial

For new subscribers only

Cancel anytime. No ads. Auto-renewal. Unlimited access to the web and app. Personalised features. Members rewards.
Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

Next In Nation

Tourism minister has authority to appoint, terminate Tourism Malaysia DG, says KSN
TAR UMT Sabah campus a 'significant milestone', says Dr Wee
Selangor Sultan grants audience to Nga
MetMalaysia: 12 localities in four states to experience heatwave up to 37 degrees celcius
Suggested revival of civil service tribunal needs to be discussed first, says Fahmi
Chap Goh Mei sees single ladies gather to toss mandarin oranges at the Esplanade in Penang
Cops detain man at pro-Palestine protest at US embassy
Tourist arrivals still behind pre-pandemic levels, says Tourism Malaysia
Sabah dams can sustain supply for up to three months during prolonged drought
Sabah ready to face hot weather, ensure adequate water supply, says CM

Others Also Read