Three Indonesians kidnapped by Islamist extremists off coast of Malaysia
- Three members of a fishing crew were kidnapped at gunpoint off the eastern coast of the Malaysian state of Sabah after their ship was reportedly boarded and the crews’ passports demanded.
- Authorities have yet to determine who organized the kidnapping but suspect the radical Islamist group Abu Sayyaf and believe the abducted crew members may be held in the southern Philippines.
- Abu Sayyaf executed two Canadians earlier this year and is still holding Japanese, Norwegian, and Dutch nationals.
“Malaysia hunting for 3 Indonesians kidnapped by armed men off Sabah coast: Police” (The Straits Times)
“Armed gunmen kidnap three Indonesians in waters off Lahad Datu” (The Malay Mail)
“Gunmen kidnap three Indonesians off Malaysian state of Sabah” (Reuters)