KUALA LUMPUR, April 4 – The Malaysian and Philippine police forces have yet to receive any information from the group who abducted four Malaysian nationals in the waters of Ligitan Island on Friday. Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said there was nothing (on the latest development). He said this when he was asked on the latest situation on the case today.
Meanwhile, Philippine National Police (PNP) spokesperson (he) when contacted by Bernama said they had also not received any report regarding the kidnapping incident in Ligitan Island waters off Semporna, Sabah. He said they did not receive any report yet.
In the incident at 6.15 pm on Friday, four Malaysian nationals from Sarawak were abducted by a group of eight armed men while travelling in a trawler boat from Manila, the Philippines to Malaysia. They were Wong Teck Kang, 31, Wong Hung Sing, 34, Wong Teck Chii, 29, and Johnny Lau Jung Hien, 21. All the Malaysian nationals were part of the nine-member crew of the trawler boat. Five other crew members who were Indonesian and Myanmar nationals had been freed by the kidnappers.