According to Vietnam News' journalist in Kuala Lumpur, at least three fishermen were kidnapped in waters near the Pulau Pom Pom resort off Malaysia's Sabah state on September 10.
|The fishing trawler docked at the Semporna jetty in the east of coast of Sabah (Source: The Star/ Asia News Network)|
Eastern Sabah Security Command Commander Wan Abdul Bari Abdul Khalid confirmed receiving a report from the fishing vessel’s owner about the missing men at 1.59am.
The owner said that armed kidnappers stormed the vessel and kidnapped three crew members, including the captain and a mechanic.
A previous kidnapping at the Pulau Pom Pom resort occurred on November 15, 2013 when armed kidnappers killed a Taiwanese tourist before taking his wife hostage and bringing her to the southern Philippines. The victim was released the following month after a ransom was reportedly paid to secure her release.-