“TOLONG saya, boss. Tolong saya, boss. Tolong saya, boss (Please help me, boss. Please help me, boss. Please help me, boss),” pleaded a crying Samsul Sangunim, an Indonesian kidnapped in the waters off Semporna in the east coast of Sabah.
In the chilling 10-second video clip taken on the notorious Jolo island in southern Philippines, Samsul was in a freshly dug hole. The 40-year-old fishing boat crew member was topless and wearing pink shorts. Behind him were two men pointing their guns at him.