Sabah kidnapping: Praying for husband's return

Sabah kidnapping: Praying for husband's return
Still waiting: Chin, seen here cradling her niece, is hoping for her husband's safe release.

KOTA KINABALU - For the last 55 days since her husband was snatched by Filipino gunmen, Chin Pek Nyen has stuck to her daily routine of feeding the fishes at their farm.

Tears have run out for Chin since June 16 night when gunmen stormed into their fish farm in Sabah's eastern Kunak waters and took away Chai Sai Chuin, 32.

Both Chin and their two-year-old daughter hid in their room.

"I make sure that the fish are fed and looked after. It is the only thing that I can do now besides praying for his safe return," said Chin.

"To survive this, I have to be strong and I don't want to shed any more tears as I know this will only make me weaker," she added.

Chin credited the support and help from her husband's partners in helping her with the farm work.

"Without them, I don't think that I would be able to keep as calm and strong," she said, declining to say if there was any ransom demand for Chai.

The fish farm opened a few months before Chai's abduction. The couple had just relocated from Ipoh in April.

Despite praying for her husband's safe release, Chin said there was little else she could do.

"I hope somebody can secure his freedom," said Chin. "I hope that both our Government and the Philippines authorities can do something to secure his release."

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