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Cops release two resort workers detained after Sabah abduction

Two Borneo Paradise Eco-Resort employees, who were detained following the kidnapping of six resort workers by gunmen on Oct 5, have been released by police.

Nation

Five hostages feared killed in gun battle

A fierce 40-minute gun battle in a Sulu Sea island in the Philippines appears to have ended the 22-day old Borneo Paradise resort kidnap episode with five of the six hostages feared killed while one escaped.

Nation

Borneo Paradise abductors growing desperate

The band of pirates who abducted five workers from the Borneo Paradise Resort near Kunak in the Sabah east coast are now desperate and have reduced the ransom they are demanding, Chief of Defence Forces Jen Tan Sri Mohd Zahidi Zainuddin said.

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Commander Robot captured

B>ZAMBOANGA:/BA top rebel leader implicated in the kidnapping of dozens of European, American and other foreign hostages was captured Sunday in the southern Philippines, the military chief said.

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Capture of leader a blow to Abu Sayyaf

The al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf kidnap group in the southern Philippines has been dealt a severe blow with the capture of its top leader in a military operation, President Gloria Arroyo said yesterday.

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Captured Abu Sayyaf commander shows remorse

A senior Muslim guerilla commander captured by the military has expressed remorse for a series of ransom kidnappings by his Abu Sayyaf extremist group, officials said yesterday.

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Estrada aide ‘swindled government’

B>MANILA:/BAn adviser of then President Joseph Estrada took two million pesos (RM136,917) of the ransom for the Abu Sayyaf hostages, or twice the 'reimbursement' amount for purported negotiation expenses.

Nation

KL to seek Manila's help to quiz captured Galib

The Government will seek the help of Philippine authorities to interrogate Galib Andang, or Commander Robot, over a spate of kidnappings which occurred in the east coast of Sabah since 2000.

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Malaysia can quiz Abu Sayyaf leader, says Manila

Malaysia will be allowed to quiz a captured top leader of the Filipino kidnap-for-ransom group Abu Sayyaf who remains under tight guard at a military hospital, a Philippine official said yesterday.

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Heart set on island of wonders

B>M/B>ABUL island is reputed to be one of best dive sites in the world, with magnificent clear blue waters and more sea life per square metre than any other place in the world.