Chinese national, Filipino, abducted near Malaysian resort island

Chinese national, Filipino, abducted near Malaysian resort island
A file picture of the Pom-Pom island kidnapping incident which occurred on Nov 15 last year.

KOTA KINABALU - Two women, a Chinese national and a Filipino, were abducted from a resort located off Semporna last night, Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCOM) director general Datuk Mohammad Mentek said.

They were at the resort jetty when a group of men, including one who was armed with a pistol, landed and took them away at about 10.30pm.

The jetty was the was the furthest point from the resort, which is built on stilts in shallow waters or commonly known as a floating resort, located less than 30 minutes by boat from Semporna town.

At the time there were other guests and staff at the resort.

On November 15 last year, another kidnapping incident occurred when armed man landed on Pom-Pom island near Semporna and killed a Taiwanese tourist and abducted his wife. The wife was later rescued by Philippines security forces on Dec 20.

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