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Chinese tourist sent SMS to mum before being kidnapped in Sabah resort

Published on Apr 4, 2014 10:09 AM
Ms Gao Hua Yuan, a tourist from China, was one of two people kidnapped after seven gunmen stormed the Singamata Reef Resort near the town of Semporna on Borneo island in the state of Sabah on 2 April 2014. -- PHOTO: THE STAR 

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Chinese tourist who was abducted from a resort off Semporna, Sabah, on Wednesday night had sent an SMS to her mother saying she had just finished taking her bath, minutes before she was kidnapped.

Ms Gao Huayuan's father told the Shanghai People's Radio Station that his daughter sent the SMS at about 10pm.

"Not long after that her travel mate posted on the app WeChat that my daughter had been kidnapped. Many people started calling us for confirmation.

"We were so worried and didn't sleep the whole night," Mr Gao told the radio station while appealing for it to help the search for his daughter.

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