PETALING JAYA - The five-year-old boy who was rescued from the clutches of his abductors in Port Dickson is recovering from his ordeal.
His family thanked the police force for their hard work in bringing their son home safe.
The father said his son was recovering well at the Tuanku Ja'afar Hospital in Seremban and was able to communicate with his loved ones.
"I just want to thank the police, this is the greatest Chinese New Year gift for us after such a traumatising experience. I am glad my son is alive and that he is safe," he said.
The businessman said he and his wife went through sleepless nights after the boy was snatched from his home in Taman Maznah, Klang, on Jan 22.
The man requested privacy from the media as his family focused on returning to their regular lives.
He added that he planned to move house for the safety of his family.
After nine days of investigations, a team comprising Bukit Aman's Special Task Force on Organised Crime and the Selangor Criminal Investigation Department arrested five suspects in an apartment in Port Dickson early Saturday morning.
The abducted boy was found in one of the bedrooms and was reportedly unconscious after apparently being drugged.
Another man, believed to be the mastermind of the kidnapping, was nabbed at a house in Jalan USJ1/9, Subang Permai, Subang Jaya, two hours later.
The kidnappers were reported to have demanded RM845,300 and threatened to kill the boy if they did not get the ransom.
Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Mohd Adnan Abdullah said police had signed off on the case, adding that they had arrested all the culprits who were involved in the child's kidnapping.
"They are being remanded until Feb 6 to assist in investigations. With the return of the child, we are considering this case solved," he said.
The suspects, aged 16 to 35, are being investigated under Section 3(1) of the Kidnapping Act 1961, which carries the mandatory death penalty upon conviction.