Sunday, May 24, 2015Sunday, May 24, 2015
 

Abductors demand $14 million ransom for Chinese tourist kidnapped from Sabah

Published on Apr 10, 2014 2:33 PM
 
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 April 2, 2014. Abductors of two women from a resort off Semporna have demanded RM36.4 million (S$14 million) for the release of a Chinese tourist, Home Minister Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi revealed. -- FILE PHOTO: THE STAR / ASIA NEWS NETWORK

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Abductors of two women from a resort off Semporna have demanded RM36.4 million (S$14 million) for the release of a Chinese tourist, Home Minister Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi revealed.

"We have received a note that the kidnappers have asked for 500 million pesos or RM36.4 million as ransom.

""We have sent our team to discuss with the so-called reported middle person," he told reporters on Thursday.

Mr Zahid added that there has been no ransom demand for the Filipina hostage.

 
Enjoy 2 weeks of unlimited digital access to The Straits Times. Get your free access now!

Videos